In his third season with Barça , and after receiving practically all the individual awards that a young footballer can keep at home ( Golden Boy , Kopa Trophy, best young player in Euro 2021), Pedri received a new accolade a few days ago when the specialized website Transfermarkt increased his market value to 90 million euros and made him, along with Bellingham and Foden , the most valued midfielder in the world. Since he played for Barça , and in a matter of just two years, Pedrihas multiplied its value by six. From the 15 million in which its value was set in October 2020, shortly after arriving from Las Palmas , to 90 million these days. The best proof of the lightning trip of the canary to become a world star. The time has come, then, for Pedri to justify this new status in his third season with the Barça shirt, with whom he renewed his contract until 2026 as one of the team’s franchise players. The canary wants to do it with numbers and has set out to reach double figures in goals. Of the four goals in the 2020-21 season and the five in the 21-22 season, he now wants to reach ten or twelve. But there is another facet, that of assists, in which Pedri has a lot of room for improvement. Of the six assists he gave in his first season at Barça , he dropped to just one last year.
Too little for a player of that talent. It is true that Pedri , as in part happened to Iniesta, weighs much more in that facet of the key pass, just before the assist. Pedri is much more of a game generator, but both Xavi at Barça and Luis Enriquein the National Team , they are going to ask him to step forward so that he risks more and tries to take that last pass. Among other things, because he has plenty of partners to give them. At Barça , Dembélé , Lewandowski , Ferran , Raphinha , Memphis , Ansu … At the National Team , Morata , Sarabia , Yéremi , Nico , Borja , the same Ferran again.