Cristian Lobato has signed a two year deal with the FC Barcelona B squad. is committed for two seasons with the reserves squad. The forward from Esparreguera, 22, arrives from Hospitalet, where he has played from a young age.
As the club’s official site explains, the first signing for Eusebio Sacristán’s squad has already passed his medical exam and has signed a contract with FC Barcelona for the next two seasons.
Cristian Lobato usually plays as a left winger, but in the last season he has combined this position with that of a wing-back. Lobato made his first steps in the FCB Escola, but since from alevín age he joined Hospitalet, where he has played up until this coming season.
In his first words as a blaugrana player, Lobato has expressed to Barça TV his joy upon the confirmation of his signing: “I am very happy and I feel proud to sign for the best club in the world, I come with the conviction that I am prepared to make a place for myself here.”
“I am a fast left winger that can also play in the back as a left-back,” states Lobato, defining his position. At 22, the player from Esparreguera recognizes that he still needs to improve “in many aspects, especially in defense.”
The now ex-player of L’Hospitalet coincided with Barça B midfielder Ilie Sánchez at the FCB Escola, who has already explained what it will be like in the group of Barça B: “He’s spoken of the wonders of this group already to me and I’m waiting for July 11 to begin the pre-season under the orders of Eusebio.”
Photo: Àlex Caparrós, FCB