The Barcelona He is always attentive to footballers with a lot of projection. His philosophy of recruiting young talent has paid off in recent times and the trend doesn’t stop, but plans don’t always go well. In case of Moussa Wague was one of those who had the expected destiny: He arrived as a promise, he barely played six games and now he went on loan to Croatia.
Wagué arrived at the Camp Nou in August 2018 in exchange for €5,000,000 from KAS Eupen and after having a good World Cup with Senegalbeing part of the team in all three group stage matches and scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw against Japan. After Russia 2018, the defender landed at Barsa but did not get many opportunities.
He celebrated against Japan and drew everyone’s attention. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
At just 19 years old, he stood out in his national team and was signed as a good project. After his departure from Belgium and subsequent arrival in Spain, he failed to meet expectations and injuries cut short his time at Culé. In January 2020 he was loaned to the French Nice and in the following season he would be loaned again to PAOK Thessaloniki, where he suffered a serious knee injury that kept him off the pitch for almost a year.
Total, in Barcelona he played just 404 minutes, being divided between two games for the Champions League and four for LaLiga. In France he only played five games, while at PAOK, prior to the injury, he participated in 12 games and distributed one assist.
Now 23, Wagué has gone on loan to HNK Gorica of Croatia’s top division. “FC Barcelona and HNK Gorica have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Moussa Wagué. Barcelona keeps a percentage of a future sale,” says the Barsa statement. In mid-2023, he will end his relationship with Blaugrana.