[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] One of the most spectacular assists of the season by 18-year-old Gerard Deulofeu on Saturday, who's been tabbed as the next big thing from Spain.
With the aura of invincibility surrounding the Spanish national team it seems like waiting for the current generation of stars to fade out is as good a strategy as any in this era of La Furia Roja. However, this clip suggests that strategy may also have holes.
A star for the junior national teams, and Barcelona B, Deulofeu was interviewed on TV at age 9 and garnered the nickname “the new Ronaldinho” at the age of 14 while training at La Masia. After this assist, fans of Barcelona and Spain may just end up calling him, who’s next.
When teammates run to celebrate with who made the pass, you know it was special, this one found Barcelona B teammate Lobato in a 3-3 tie with Numencia.
Theoretically a winger or a striker it looks like Deulofeu has also been taking notes from Andres Iniesta, as the youngster’s mesmerizing footwork hypnotizes three defenders in the box, leading to a memorable assis t…