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Total Football Scout - Cristian Tello

Total Football Scout returns, looking at Barcelona's Cristian Tello. The youngster has caught the eye of many this season after breaking into Barcelona's first team and appearing in La Liga and the Champions League. Tello is yet to represent Spain at an international level but if his good performances continue, he could be a surprise inclusion on the plane to Ukraine and Poland.

NAME: CRISTIAN TELLO

POSITION: LEFT WINGER

AGE: 20

CLUB: BARCELONA B

SQUAD NUMBER: 7

NATIONALITY: SPAIN

HEIGHT: 5’ 10”

WEIGHT: 66 KG

MARKET VALUE: £2,200,000

HE’S A BIT LIKE: ROBINHO

Cristian Tello is now starting the make the headlines after breaking into Barcelona’s first team. Tello joined Barca at the age of 12 before being loaned out and eventually joining Espanyol. At Espanyol, he played four games in their B side before his contract expired and he returned to Barcelona.

Tello joined up with their B team making 39 appearances scoring nine goals. He finally got an opportunity in the first team against CE l’Hospitalet playing the full ninety minutes and scoring a brace in the second leg in the 9-0 rout in the Spanish Cup.

He made his first La Liga appearance against Villarreal on 28 January 2012 and the following weekend scored in the 8th minute against Real Sociedad after an assist by Lionel Messi.

Tello made his first Champions League appearance replacing Andres Iniesta on March 7th against Bayer Leverkusen. Just two minutes later, he scored his first goal after running from the half-way line to finish after Cesc Fabregas’ looping pass. Six minutes later, he grabbed his second making the score 6-0 as Pep Guardiola’s men crushed the Germans 7-1.

The Spaniard has been attracting lots of interest from around the world, mainly from Liverpool and Arsenal. However, it seems if Guardiola rewards him with playing time for his good form, Tello could become the next Barcelona star to grace the Nou Camp.

By Marcus Banks

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