As we reported earlier today, Oriol Romeu will become a Barcelona player within the next 24-48 hours. The Girona man successfully passes his medical earlier today at a Barcelona hospital and is set to be officially announced very soon. Part of the agreement that sees Romeu head to Barca is a Blaugrana heading the other way. It’s now been revealed by football insider Fabrizio Romano that attacking midfielder Pablo Torre will spend the 2023/24 season on loan at Girona.
The plan has always been for Romeu to complete his deal in time for him to join the team as they leave for their pre-season tour of the USA, with the departure date set for Wednesday 19th of July. That now seems likely, with an announcement expected on Tuesday.
It was always likely that Pablo Torre would be playing his football away from Barcelona this season after making just 8 appearances for the senior side last season.
Torre heading to Girona on a season-long loan
Like Nico Gonzalez, Torre is highly thought of in the corridors of Camp Nou but the technical staff agree that he needs more time to season his game in La Liga, and now he’ll have that chance with Girona.
A report came out last year indicating that Barca was keeping tabs on Girona manager Michel, with the 47-year-old impresses with his tactical acumen. So it makes sense that Joan Laporta and Xavi would entrust him with one of their prized assets in Torre.
Torre made 55 appearances for Racing Santander, but none of them came in La Liga. At just 20 years old Torre is still developing his strength and physicality.
We’ve seen Pedri add muscle to his frame over the last 12-18 months and that’s what Torre will need to go going forward.
Known as a creative playmaker with plenty of flair, Torre can play in a number of positions in midfield, but he’s at his best when given the freedom to roam and pick up pockets of space.
Racing Santander mostly played a 4-2-3-1 system with Torre operating as the classic #10 behind the striker, and that’s where his future is.