Why La Masia hasn't produced the new Messi, Iniesta or Xavi just yet

La Masia earned his worldwide reputation as the football's best youth system after churning out talents such as Guillermo Amor, Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, just to name a few over the years. While Barcelona supporters understand players of such calibre may be impossible to produce ever again, the fact that Sergi Roberto is the only recent graduate who has actually managed to establish himself in recent years is disheartening.

In 'The Barcelona Podcast 80', Francesc and Dan analyse the reasons why La Masia has stopped producing regular starters for Barcelona, focusing not only on the first team but also the B team and lower youth levels. Your hosts are then joined by the great Gabriel Quiroga of Barca Talk to answer listener questions regarding Copa del Rey final, Paco Alcacer and Christian Eriksen.

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Running Order:

Why is Sergi Roberto the last La Masia graduate to establish himself at Barcelona?

Can Carles Aleñà become a starter for the first team next season?

Will Xavi Simons be the next star to break into the first team from La Masia?

Should Barcelona invest heavily to bring Christian Eriksen to La Liga?

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