With the blaugrana chinstrap and a green bib, Santiago Ramos Mingo sat for the first time on the bench in Barcelona. Although he did not have to enter the 4-0 win against Villarreal, the TV camera focused on him for a few seconds in the previous one and thus the former Boca youth took one more step in a career that is just beginning.
The 18-year-old, born on November 21, 2001, was released from the Xeneize after refusing to sign his first contract.
“I had spoken with the previous leadership and we had agreed that we were going to follow it after the elections, because they did not know if it was going to continue or not. Once they left, I had already made the decision to leave. There were no chances to speak with the new leadership: the decision had already been made, “he said.
Although he was considered one of the promises of the Boca Juniors, he relied on his parental authority to go to Barcelona B. In February of this year, his termination clause was of 60 million euros and with the arrival of Ronald Koeman that figure looks to rise rapidly.
Without even having debuted in the culé subsidiary team in the Spanish Ascent, Ramos Mingo seduced the Dutch DT, who did not hesitate to include him in his first squad of 23 players.
If he finally joins the First Division, the clause of the left-handed central, who took over the number 32 shirt, will become 100 million euros.
In a season with a lot of competition, Santiago already had the luxury of sharing a dressing room with Lionel Messi and company.
In a renovated Barsa, with kids like Ansu fati who are gaining more and more prominence in the new era of the club, their dream of making their debut in the Barcelona First Division is very close to being fulfilled.