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Barcelona could consider terminating youngster’s loan spell in January due to lack of minutes



Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Pablo Torre left Barcelona on loan in the summer in search of a place where he could enjoy the opportunities that Xavi Hernandez had not given him in his debut season.

Girona was chosen as the ideal destination for the young midfielder as Michel’s side plays a brand of football that has some similarities to Barça’s and could elicit the best out of the 20-year-old.

Torre is not playing at Girona

However, things have hardly gone the way that Barcelona would have expected when they sent Torre on loan to Girona.

Indeed, Torre has played more minutes with the Spanish U21 national team than with Girona, where he has not started a single match and has only accumulated 120 minutes of play in 13 La Liga matchdays.

For Spain U21, the midfielder has 196 minutes in two starts and a couple of substitute appearances, and he has even scored a goal.

Torre’s situation is totally opposite to that of Eric Garcia, who is a regular starter for Girona and is taking advantage of it.

Barcelona could terminate Torre’s loan spell in January

Torre is not playing regularly at Girona. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

As such, journalist Jordi Bofill of ARA is reporting that Barcelona could study the possibility of terminating Pablo Torre’s loan spell at Girona in January if the situation does not improve.

Although Barça’s technical co-ordinator, Bojan Krkic, recently urged for patience with Torre, he is working to find out why the former Racing Santander player does not feature in Michel’s plans.

And, if things do not change, the possibility of recalling Torre and loaning him out to a different club will be looked into. However, if it comes to that, Barça, Girona, Torre, and a third club will have to come to an agreement.

Torre recently showed his frustration over the situation when he was not sent on as a substitute in the game against Celta Vigo.

The situation is far from ideal, for Barcelona want him to play to continue his development and the player also seeks minutes. So, if things do not turn around before January, alternatives will likely be explored.

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