Agreement with FC Twente for the loan of Oriol Busquets
The Catalan midfielder from Barça B will be loaned for a season, without a purchase option, to the Dutch team
Oriol Busquets leaves Barça B. The Catalan midfielder will be loaned for a season, with no option to buy, to FC Twente of the Eredivisie. They are a team that has just been promoted to the top Dutch division, where they'll meet former acquaintances of Oriol Busquets such as Aitor Cantalapiedra, Javier Espinosa and Julio Pleguezuelo. Busquets has a contract with FC Barcelona until 2021, with the option of two more, and a buyout clause of 200 million euros.
The player, 19, arrived at FC Barcelona in 2007 at the age of eight, from the Sant Feliu Football School. His role in the different teams he has played in youth football has always been fundamental, from U14 to U16. He debuted with Barça B whilst Gerard López was still the coach, in a Segunda Division game at the Miniestadi, replacing Alberto Perea.
A few months later, on 19 August 2017, Oriol Busquets, an international in all of the lower categories of the Spanish national team, debuted in the Segunda Division A for Barça B at Valladolid. His most anticipated debut, with the first team, came on November 29, 2017, in the Copa del Rey against Murcia.
Last season 2018/2019, with Garcia Pimienta as coach and being one of the four captains of the team, he participated, after overcoming a long-term knee injury, in a total of 30 matches, 25 as starter, and added 2,208 minutes of play in which he scored a goal against Valencia Mestalla at the Miniestadi. He has been a fixture in first team training, and last season he was called up for the Copa del Rey quarterfinal game in the Camp Nou against Sevilla (2-0).