Barcelona B coach Eusebio has revealed that Cristian Tello will be included in the first-team squad at Camp Nou next season.
The young forward shone intermittently for the Catalan first-team when used towards the end of last season, impressing as a substitute against Valencia, before failing to impose himself when named as a starter against Real Madrid in the Liga-deciding Clasico fixture in April.
Tello had been linked with a loan move away from Barca in a bid to gain valuable top-flight experience, but in his first press conference of the new season, the reserve boss is anticipating the youngster to again make an impact with the senior side in 2012-13.
"I understand Tello will be part of the first team but I would be happy to have him with us [the B team]," said Eusebio.
Eusebio also spoke about the summer signing of Joan Angel Roman from Manchester City, commenting: "He is a wide player that can tip the balance, he adds a lot of depth, and can adapt to any of the positions in attack."
Barca B start their campaign at home to Almeria before traveling to the capital to take on arch-rivals Real Madrid Castilla.