Barcelona’s current raft of exciting youngsters have certainly caught the eye this season with some impressive performances at home and abroad for the Catalan giants.

Winger Ez Abde is one player who has seen regular game time after being called up to the senior squad. The 20-year-old has made 12 appearances this season and scored his first Barcelona goal in the 2-2 La Liga draw against Osasuna.

Abde’s performances have not gone unnoticed around Europe. Barcelona rejected a €15 million offer from “one of the leading teams in the Bundesliga” in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo’s Roger Torello.

Barca were keen to offload players in the winter, and waved goodbye to Philippe Coutinho, Inaki Pena, Alex Collado and Yusuf Demir, but opted to keep Abde. The club wanted to ensure they had enough wingers, in case Ousmane Dembele left, and were also grateful for the forward’s refusal to go to the Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco.

Abde was called into the squad for the tournament but opted to stay in Barcelona and help his team out instead. However, the Catalans then went on to sign Adama Traore, Ferran Torres, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, while also keeping hold of Dembele.