El Nacional reports that Barcelona offensive midfielder Pablo Torre is expected to quit Xavi’s side this summer due to the club’s acquisition of Ilkay Gundogan and Gavi’s subsequent contract renewal.
Gundogan moved to Barcelona on free from Manchester City, and Gavi signed a new deal with the Catalan club.
Therefore, Torre’s already difficult path to first-team participation from last season has become even more convoluted.
Torres signed with the Blaugrana from Racing Santander last summer for €5 million.
The 20-year-old only played for the first team for a total of 338 minutes throughout all competitions.
The departure of Sergio Busquets from Barcelona, though, gave him optimism of playing more often with the first team in the near future.
Since Gundogan has joined the team and Gavi has signed a new contract, Torres may be sent on loan to another team to continue his development.
According to the article, Xavi doesn’t trust Torres, but Barcelona’s director of football, Mateu Alemany, is on Torres’ side.