Date of birth: 23/07/2004 (16 years old)
Place of birth: 25 de Mayo (Argentina)
Youth career: Boca Juniors
Current club: Boca Juniors
Squad number: —
Current national team: Argentina U-17
Position: left-back, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship
Contract until: 31.12.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Marcelo
– pace and acceleration
– ball control
– set pieces
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– attacking full-back
– versatile, tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various positions and tactical systems
– attack-minded player looking to push on at every opportunity, offering great pace overlapping runs into advanced positions
– very good agility and coordination, with great pace at all distances
– able to play as a wing-back in 3-5-2 and even as a winger if needed
– often looks to burst forward to offer width to the attacking movement in the final third
– able to cut inside and run at the defense directly
– above-average technique, ball control, and passing skills for a full-back/perfect full-back for a team looking to build from the back
– very mobile player who likes to use half-spaces and enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– likes to cross
– likes to dribble
– likes to make sliding tackles
– constantly on the move looking for space
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– able to dribble and make good crosses at top speed
– accurate and tenacious tackler
– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes on the left side
– great timing and game reading ability when going forward
– set piece specialist
– accurate penalty taker
– all-action and energetic
Barco intercepts the ball, dribbles past one opponent and scores an amazing goal.
Barco provides an assist with a superb cross.
He is best suited to playing as:
Left-back in 4-3-3.
2019 South American Under-15 Football Championship runner-up with Argentina.
League summary (as for 31 May 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Valentín Barco is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Argentina. He joined the famous Boca Juniors youth academy at the age of 9. During his time at Boca, he was converted from striker to full-back. In 2019, he was one of the stars of the Argentina national team at the South American Under-15 Championship where young Albicelestes won the silver medal.
“My dream is to play for Boca Juniors, the National Team and win the World Cup.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.