Daniel Pacheco Lobato ( Dani Pacheco)
is half Spanish and half Czech, and he plays in Barca's Cadet B team.
Nicknamed The Killer, this 16 year old who came in from Mallaga has been dazzling football onlookers ever since. His natural gift is in goalscoring and he somehow always manages to get the ball in the net despite the number of defenders around him.
He looks like a candidate to chase the record of Barca B goal machine , Bojan Krkic who has an amazing 889 goals in his kitty.
He has well graduated form the standards of the cadets and is a natural born scorer, who has had impressive goal tallies to his sheet, including series of hat-tricks, braces and singular strikes that have changed the entire course of games he has played in.
Pacheco, one of the pearls of the youth team, 'flees' to Liverpool
The never ending story. England has set it's sights yet another one of the emerging figures in the blaugrana youth setup and, this time, they've managed to pry it away from Barça. In this occasion, the 'robbery' has been committed by Liverpool,
who have taken Daniel Pacheco with them, central forward of the U-16 team.
The young player, who, despite having just turned 16 this past January, has already been used regularly for Alex Garcia for the U-18A, has decided to accept the 'Reds' offer to play in England for the next 3 seasons. Although Barça has tried to keep the player under it's wing, the agreement between the English club and the player is irreversible.
Garcia Pimienta, his manager at the U-16A's this season, considers that he is "a big loss for the club because we're talking about a striker with lots of quality and a goalscorer. He's been our top goalscorer, reaching almost 30 goals and he's already played with the U-18A's, so i don't think this is a sporting issue, because he is highly valued at the club". The coach considers that "along with Thiago Alcantara and Gai Assulin he is one of the U-16 players with best prospects that we have, but there is nothing we can do now. It all happen very fast".
Dani Pacheco arrived in Barcelona from his native Malaga and has spent the last four years at the club. Now, like Cesc, Pique or Fran Merida before him, he's gone to England.
It looks like they really rated him if they are using robbery to describe us signing him? maybe they should review the law regarding contracts and they wouldn't be losing their youngster's left right and centre!