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Lamine Yamal leads a young generation In Barcelona Rankings Player of the Season 2023-24:

Barcelona has struggled this 2023-24 season. They are out of the La Liga title race and the Copa del Rey. Their manager Xavi has resigned effective end of the season. However, amidst the disappointments, there have been bright spots in the form of talented youngsters leading the way. Lamine Yamal has been a revelation and headlines Barcelona’s power rankings for player of the season so far.

Who stands where in Barcelona’s 2023-24 player power rankings?

With the season not going according to plan, Barcelona has given chances to several talented academy graduates. Players like Lamine Yamal, Pau Cubarsi and Fermin Lopez have shown plenty of promise. GOAL has analyzed the performance of every Barcelona squad member this campaign to determine the frontrunners for the club’s Player of the Season award.

23. Sergi Roberto

Veteran Sergi Roberto has failed to impress this term in limited game time across midfield and defence. At 31, he lacks the legs and creativity in his familiar roles.

22. Oriol Romeu

Returned La Masia graduate Romeu was expected to provide steel in midfield like Busquets. However, his lack of mobility and passing range has seen him drop down the pecking order.

21. Fermin Lopez

Winger Fermin Lopez generated buzz in the preseason with some eye-catching displays but the 19-year-old remains a prospect for the future rather than a first-team regular currently.

20. Alejandro Balde

Last season’s breakout left-back Alejandro Balde was enjoying another strong campaign before a torn hamstring ended his season prematurely.

19. Inaki Pena

Back-up goalkeeper Inaki Pena looked nervous in Ter Stegen’s absence, making fans appreciate the German shot-stopper even more upon his return.

18. Joao Cancelo

Versatile full-back Joao Cancelo has blown hot and cold since his loan arrival from Manchester City. His best moment was the Celta Vigo comeback but injuries have hampered him.

17. Inigo Martinez

Veteran centre-back Inigo Martinez has been decent in his backup role, offering composure in possession though lacking athleticism at 32.

16. Jules Kounde

French defender Jules Kounde has struggled for form in both central defence and right-back spots, unable to cement a starting position.

15. Andreas Christensen

Makeshift defensive midfielder Christensen has been unspectacular but solid enough to earn a run in place of the injured Busquets.

14. Raphinha

Brazilian winger Raphinha had disciplinary issues early on and battled injuries but has shown flashes of magic in attack.

13. Hector Fort

20-year-old left-back Hector Fort grabbed his chance deputizing for the injured Balde with some tenacious performances.

12. Pau Cubarsi

Teenage centre-back Pau Cubarsi demonstrates intelligence beyond his years but remains a work in progress at 17 as mistakes creep in.

11. Joao Felix

Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix intermittently showcases world-class technique but has lacked the consistency expected from a marquee January addition.

10. Robert Lewandowski

Prolific striker Robert Lewandowski’s superhuman standards have dropped slightly this campaign but 15 goals is still a decent return.

9. Marc Andre Ter Stegen

First-choice goalkeeper Ter Stegen has taken a few games to regain sharpness after his layoff but his quality is undisputed.

8. Vitor Roque

Exciting young striker Vitor Roque has scored twice in just 133 minutes, also earning a controversial red card. An explosive talent.

7. Gavi

Tenacious teenage midfielder Gavi was enjoying his best season yet before a devastating torn ACL ended it prematurely in November.

6. Ferran Torres

Misfit forward Ferran Torres has been Barcelona’s second top league goal scorer with 11 goals from just 6.8 xG, proving his efficiency.

5. Pedri

Gifted young midfielder Pedri has shown glimpses of his mercurial best after an injury-ravaged year, still building up his rhythm.

4. Ronald Araujo

Robust Uruguayan centre-back Ronald Araujo remains world-class, though has dropped in level since his early season dominance.

3. Ilkay Gundogan

Astute free transfer midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been Mr Reliable in multiple roles, leading the team with 10 assists as the lone new face making an impact.

2. Frenkie de Jong

Dutch midfield maestro Frenkie de Jong has taken his game up a level this term, with his gliding style impressing and unlocking defences.

1. Lamine Yamal

Despite being just 16 years old, Lamine Yamal has consistently been Barcelona’s brightest spark in attack. The La Masia prodigy plays without fear, having scored vital goals and earned rave reviews for his dribbling, directness and final ball. His winner against Granada was the latest exhibit of his enormous potential.

In a largely dismal season, Barcelona still has plenty of young talents to be excited about as they transition to a new era. While results have not met expectations, Lamine Yamal represents the future and crowning him as the 2023-24 player of the season would underline the club’s commitment to building around their new generation.

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