Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Pablo Torre from Racing Santander soon after reaching an agreement with the 18-year-old midfielder.
His release clause is pegged at 10 million euros, however, Barcelona are still in negotiation with Racing as they are determined to reduce the youngster’s price tag.
Xavi Hernandez had a conversation with Torre to convince the player and his family that Barcelona’s project is acceptable for any young players ready to move forward and explore opportunities with the first team.
Verifiably, the Barcelona coach has much confidence in youngsters like Pedri, Gavi and Nico Gonzalez this season, with the first two seen as undisputed starters at the Blaugrana.
On the other hand, Torre has tried to step up for Racing this season and has drawn interest from several LaLiga Santander clubs, including Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, while he has also earnt a cap with Spain‘s under-19s.
The Catalans will sign him up with Barcelona B with the intention of considering the 18-year-old prodigy as part of the first team and give him a
Torre‘s signing is part of the rebuilding process that Barcelona have been carrying out since Xavi took over as the team’s head coach.