Report: U.S. youth Ben Lederman returns to Barcelona academy

Report: U.S. youth Ben Lederman returns to Barcelona academy

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Report: U.S. youth Ben Lederman returns to Barcelona academy

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An American youngster is back at one of the world’s most prestigious clubs after a two-year absence.

According to ESPN, 16-year-old Ben Ledermen has returned to Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy after acquiring a Polish passport.

Lederman first trained at La Masia when he was 11, but he was forced to leave in 2014 after Barcelona’s transfer ban due to illegally registering youngsters.

The ban meant that Lederman could only train with the club, but was not allowed to participate in matches.

However, now that Lederman has a passport from a country in the European Union, he can be legally registered in January and will be able to play for Barcelona again.

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