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Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta in line for shock Barcelona chance after stunning 'B' form

Barcelona management are considering a surprise promotion for Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta.

The 24 year-old midfielder has been outstanding for Gerard Lopez's B team this season, drawing comparisons with Xavi from Barca coaching staff.

Both Ruiz de Galarreta and Carles Alena are first-choice in Gerard's team, with the view of preparing the pair for senior football some time this season.

Alena has always been highly regarded inside La Masia, however Ruiz de Galarreta's emergence has taken them by surprise.

Diario Gol says there's a belief he can make it to the first team, though being a late bloomer could work against him.

Ruiz de Galarreta was snapped up earlier this year from Numancia.

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