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5 Barcelona players who deserve more game time

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Too good to be on the bench?
Too good to be on the bench?

Barcelona has started the new season on a high. Rolling back from an early disappointment in the Spanish Super Cup from the hands of fierce rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona has been unbeaten in all competitions, which make them stand top of the league table and also their Champions League group standings.

Ernesto Valverde's appointment as head manager bought with it speculations regarding the future of youth prospects at Barcelona with the manager promising a heavy focus on the department, reality has been somewhat different than the promises made by the Spaniard.

Valverde was known for developing youth as forging young blood as world-class talents during his days at Atheltic Club. Let's have a look at some of the valuable players at the Camp Nou who could be future superstars and certainly deserve more game time under Valverde;

#1 - Jasper Cillessen

FC Barcelona v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League
Cillessen moved to Barcelona after a €13M transfer

The Dutch shot-stopper is a lot better than just being a second-choice goalkeeper. With his game time restricted to Copa Del Rey matches, Jasper Cillessen is rightly frustrated to be living under the shadows of Marc Andre Ter Stegen.

One of the most influential factors in Barcelona's successful defence of the Copa Del Rey title, Jasper helped the Catalan grasp their sole piece of silverware last season.

Included in all games but restricted to the bench, Jasper certainly has earned his right to demand more game time in the Spanish League. Cillessen's contract at the Camp Nou runs until 2021 but it would be a surprise to see him remain a the club for that long as a 2nd choice keeper.

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