New marketing ploy to sell more Pedri shirts fails to impress Barcelona fans

FC Barcelona, throughout their history, have been truly blessed with numerous mercurial young talents. Courtesy of La Masia, their academy products include Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas to name a few. 

The latest generation isn’t too shabby either, the likes of Ansu Fati, Gavi, Riqui Puig have proven just that. But the standout of the lot is the 2021 Golden Boy winner, Pedri

You don’t just become the Spanish National Team’s No 10 at the age of 19 without being truly special, and Pedri is just that. 

Those at Barca and their fans alike are well aware of the fact, and in light of that, they’ve added a special message on Pedri’s jersey at the official club store. 

As seen in this image, Pedri’s jersey on sale at the store now is attached with a resplendent tag which reads – ‘Attention! This jersey contains high doses of magic. It can be detrimental to your rivals. Property of the Prince of the Golden Boy.’ 

Suffice to say, the club holds their star youngster in very high regard. 

The image got fans talking online, and various different opinions floated through. 

Some loved the neat touch and found it fitting, whereas others considered it to be cringe. 

Additionally, there were a few fans who thought messages such as this one place too much pressure on the shoulders of a young player, a thought which deserves attention. 

For all of Pedri’s talents, hyping up a young player to unprecedented heights often yields more harm than good.