Barcelona midfield prodigy Pablo Torre has joined Girona FC on a season-long loan deal, the latter have officially confirmed.
“Pablo Torre will defend the colours of Girona FC this season after the Club and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the loan of the Cantabrian footballer until 30 June 2024,” the official statement read.
Torre signed for the Blaugrana last summer from Racing Santander but found game-time hard to come by under Xavi Hernandez. Having played just 13 times in 2022/23, it became clear that the youngster needed to leave on loan this summer to continue his development.
Clubs such as Villarreal, Real Betis, and Valencia had shown an interest in Torre. But, ultimately, it is Girona where the 20-year-old will be plying his trade for the upcoming season.
The young Spaniard’s loan move comes as part of the deal that will see Oriol Romeu join Barcelona from Girona on a permanent transfer in a deal worth €4.5 million plus add-ons.
Torre did not participate in training with Barcelona today and was instead busy completing his medicals with Girona. With the loan move now confirmed, the young midfielder could be ready to train under new manager Michel starting tomorrow itself.
It must be noted that the operation is a dry loan with no permanent purchase option included. Furthermore, it has been reported that Barcelona will continue to pay one-third of Torre’s wages for the next season, with Girona covering the remainder.
Given the intense competition for places in midfield, a loan exit makes sense for the 20-year-old midfield starlet and he will hope that he can play regularly next season and gain experience during his time at the Montilivi.