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Moussa Wagué could be nearing Barcelona debut

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The injury to Sergi Roberto could open the doors for Senegalese international

Japan v Senegal: Group H - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Moussa Wagué is an anomaly in the Spanish third division. The Barcelona B player has FIFA World Cup experience, not to mention a World Cup goal, for Senegal. Signed from Belgian club Eupen over the summer, it’s taken a bit for him to settle down into the team, but since then, he’s impressed.

The injury to Sergi Roberto leaves Ernesto Valverde with only Nélson Semedo as cover for the right-back position. This gives Wagué an opportunity to be included, perhaps on the bench, or perhaps actually playing some minutes.

The return leg of the Copa del Rey tie against Cultural Leonesa seems like a possible place for him to make his debut. Barça carry a 1-0 lead from the first leg and will be playing at the Camp Nou against an opponent from a lower division.

When Wagué can transition to the first team remains to be seen, as there is quite a gap between the rivals he faces with Barcelona B and La Liga sides. However, there could be more chances for him to prove himself on the horizon.