Pablo Torre Closer To Loan Exit, Club Staff Unhappy With Off-Field Behaviour
The lack of minutes this season for Pablo Torre at Barcelona has been a major source of frustration for fans. The 19-year-old arrived at the club last summer, snubbing Real Madrid to move to Spotify Camp Nou.
Torre was drafted into the first-team dynamics by manager Xavi Hernandez right away. However, what has followed is the young Spaniard has been left warming the benches for almost the entirety of the season, with a sporadic appearance coming here and there.
Heading into the summer window, there have been reports that Torre could be loaned out although the midfielder wishes to stay put and fight for his place in the side.
However, according to the latest update from Gerard Romero, Torre is closer to leaving Barcelona on a loan deal for the next season.
The journalist states that the club’s technical staff was not pleased with some of his off-field behaviour during his debut season in La Liga.
This is not the first time that reports about concerns over Torre’s behaviour have surfaced. Manager Xavi Hernandez had downplayed those last month, though, saying:
“I’ve read that Pablo has bad habits and that’s not true. He’s involved and he’s very well-liked in the dressing room, he’s a very good lad. He has competition and is playing minutes in the Barça first team, which is a lot. I expect him to be important.”
Since joining Barcelona, Torre has played just 11 times in all competitions and has not started a single La Liga match. The midfielder, who has one goal and one assist to his name, was not given many opportunities even during the time when Pedri was out injured.
And if Romero is to be believed, the 19-year-old seems headed for a loan exit in the upcoming transfer window.