He joined Barcelona's youth system at age 11 and also spent three seasons on the club's B team.
He helped Spain's U-21 team win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2011 and 2013.
He was raised with his twin brother, Eric. In 2015, he and girlfriend Melissa Jiménez welcomed a daughter named Gala.
He became teammates with world-class striker Lionel Messi on Barcelona in 2010.