Despite his - lack of - size, Venezuela's Wuilker Fariñez just keeps drawing a lot of attention from the worldwide media, as the goalkeeper has proven to be a generational talent even at his tender age.
Since making a huge leap with the team's U-20 squad during the past World Cup, the former Caracas FC keeper has become one of the continent's biggest stars, leading Millonarios to a great campaign in the Colombian tournament, conceding just 15 goals in 20 caps for the Bogotan team.
Now, several reports point towards the Blaugranas being interested in acquiring his services in the summer, with the 21-year-old poised to make a move to the old continent and take a step forward on his career.
Moreover, the youngster is reportedly fond of the Catalans despite a short spell with Real Madrid's camp a couple of years ago, and, when asked about the rumors of his potential move to Camp Nou, he didn't hesitate to show his excitement and desire to wear the red and blue striped jersey:
“Since I was a kid I have always dreamed of going to Barcelona. I used to identify with their players, Messi, Iniesta, Xavi. We have to keep growing and imagining big things to be able to reach important goals,” Fariñez claimed, as quoted by Goal.
Often compared to Donnarumma to thanks to his great reflexes and ability to change directions mid-air, Fariñez would be a way cheaper option for the Catalans, especially with Jasper Cillessen demanding a move out of the team in the summer.
However, sitting at just 5'11'', he's not exactly your average goalkeeper prototype and lacks the wingspan to play at an elite level in
Europe, even though he's shown that he's one of the best young goalies in the world. Whether he'll end up playing for Barcelona or not, we'll have to wait and see, but there's no denying his great talents.