Who is Marcus McGuane?
Now 20, Marcus McGuane is an English midfielder who has spent time at both Arsenal and Barcelona, but now finds himself in the Dutch second division.
McGuane joined Arsenal at the age of five.
He captained the Arsenal Under-18’s, and he was a regular for the Under-23’s.
McGuane received his Arsenal debut as a sub in the 4-2 Europa League win over BATE Borisov in 2017.
In 2018, McGuane left the Gunners to join Barcelona.
The youngster was a regular for Barcelona B at the beginning of his La Masia stint, but that soon changed.
Today, McGuane has been loaned out from Barcelona to Telstar in Holland.
Arsenal to Barcelona to the Dutch 2nd division
So what happened to Marcus McGuane?
This week, journalist Samuel Marsden, writing for iNews, has spoken to McGuane to find out.
The conversation began with his move from Arsenal to Barcelona. McGuane said:
It was quite a big thing. Back home it was on the six o’clock news.
I got so many messages. So many.
My Whatsapp, my Instagram, you can imagine. It was crazy.
Excl. interview with @marcusmcguane58. On becoming first Englishman to play for Barça’s senior team since @GaryLineker, getting out of the London bubble & what he hopes to achieve at Telstar loan https://t.co/FzcjNKdYCZ
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) September 11, 2019
Once in Spain, things started brightly.
However, everything changed for McGuane when Barcelona made a significant change. McGuane explained:
Everything was going smoothly. I still hadn’t gone anywhere near my peak but I felt good.
Then [Gerard] Lopez got sacked and [Garcia Pimienta] replaced him.
I felt the impact straight away. It happened on a Thursday before a game. We were travelling on the Saturday and I wasn’t even in the squad. It was a bit of a shock.
After that it was tough. I never had the same feeling that I had during those first few months.
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On playing for Telster
Forced to the sidelines in Spain, McGuane made a move in the summer.
On why he joined Telstar, McGuane said.
The most important thing for me now is feeling comfortable.
I just want to play and enjoy football again.