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Report: U.S. U-20 MNT midfielder Ledezma rejected Barcelona move

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Ricardo Ledezma made the switch to PSV late last year but reportedly denied a move to one of Europe’s top teams.

According to Marca, Ledezma’s father Jorge confirmed Barcelona was in the running for the 18-year-old services. Ledezma decided to choose PSV where he trained with the club’s youth teams since last summer.

“There was an offer from Barcelona,” Jorge Ledezma said. “The scout spoke to me personally and told me that they wanted to take Richard there [to Barcelona]. He [Richard] was very enthusiastic regarding that possibility, but in the end, we decided, together with his agent, that the best thing for his development was for him to go to PSV. We believe that he will receive more opportunities here than in Barcelona.”

A product of Real Salt Lake’s academy, Ledezma recently signed with PSV until June 2020.

He has also won four caps with the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team but is also eligible to play for Mexico.

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  1. Have to say I agree – how many times have we seen a US player move to a yuuuuge club in Europe and then never from them again? PSV is still hecka competitive, so multitudes easier to move up in.

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  2. how do you know they make false promises? what if ,and god forbid, the players are just not good enough? they leave their current setup, move to a new country, often times learning new language and at very least adapting to a new culture, usually without the support system they’ve grown accustomed to, and they get overwhelmed. its a lot more reasonable that scenario is the case rather than “false promises” as you suggest

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