Former Barcelona youth player Maxi Rolon has been killed in a car accident.
The La Liga giants confirmed the very sad news on their social media on Saturday.
? ??Consternados por la muerte de Maxi Rolón (1995), jugador del fútbol base del FC Barcelona entre 2010 y 2016. Expresamos nuestro más sentido pésame y todo el apoyo a su familia. Descanse en Paz pic.twitter.com/PZUEixkvoL
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) May 14, 2022
The youth winger, who played for Barcelona for six years between 2010 – 2016 has died aged just 27 after his car came off the road and collided with a tree earlier this weekend.
Despite failing to make Barcelona’s senior first team, Rolon still enjoyed a successful career.
Moving to Santos and then a host of other clubs throughout Europe and South America, the young Argentine attacker lifted two major trophies including the 2014-15 under-20s South American Championship.
All our thoughts are with the family and friends of both Rolon and his brother Ariel.