Barcelona’s 20-year-old defensive midfielder Oriol Busquets is attracting interest from as many as four clubs with the player keen on a loan move.
Barcelona have been one of the highest spenders in the current transfer window after completing major deals to bolster their squad. The Catalans are also inclined to make sure some of their younger players develop better with excellent opportunities elsewhere. According to Transfermarketweb, their young defensive star, Oriol Busquets could be loaned out with four clubs showing an interest.
Borussia Monchengladbach, Sassuolo, Mallorca and Granada are showing an interest in the defensive midfielder. Busquets, who has a contract with Barcelona until 2021, is open to moving away from the club but only on loan. The midfielder would like to have one final chance at Camp Nou before resigning to leave the club permanently.
The midfielder overcame a long-term injury to play 30 reserve games in 2018-19. Despite proving his fitness and playing well for the reserve side, Ernesto Valverde overlooked the midfielder to promote Riqui Puig to the first-team. However, Busquets still got included in Barcelona’s pre-season squad, but the midfielder has not been up to the standards of Valverde’s requirements.
So to gain valuable experience, Busquets is open to joining another side for the upcoming season. While offers from Germany and Italy might seem tempting, the midfielder might be open to staying in La Liga or even join the Eredivisie where Utrecht are also showing an interest.
The midfielder was aiming to fill the big boots of teammate and namesake Sergio Busquets in the long term. But injury problems have stalled his development somewhat. Additionally, Barcelona manager Valverde putting his faith in other youngsters could also be the factor for Busquets to be considering his future at the club.
Additionally, Barcelona made the high-profile signing of Frenkie de Jong in January. The Dutchman’s subsequent arrival this summer would have squashed any chance for Busquets to play for the first-team this term.
A loan move should be ideal for Busquets to understand where he might fit at Barcelona in the coming years. Moreover, if Barcelona deem him surplus to requirements next season, a loan move might help him attract the interest of clubs where he might further his career. But where will the midfielder end up in the next few days?