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Transfer: Barca’s Busquets joins FC Twente on loan

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Oriol Busquets has joined Dutch side FC Twente on loan from Barcelona.

According to FC Twente’s official web site fctwente.nl and social media accounts, the loan deal is done.

The 20-year-old Spanish midfielder has been at Barcelona his entire career. coming through the ranks at La Masia.

Last season saw him make an appearance in the Copa del Rey as one of two outings for the Barca first team.

He also played for the B team 30 times and even scored a goal.

It is understood, that FC Twente representative Ted van Leeuwen flew to Catalonia to seal the deal. The player himself will not arrive in Holland until tomorrow.

It is understood, that the deal is a simple loan. There is no commitment to buy or even an option to buy.

The player is one that Barcelona want to keep hold of for the future.

It is deals like this that are the reason for the massive shake-ups that have taken place in the backroom staff at Barcelona.

The 20-year-old midfielder will arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday after Twente director Ted van Leeuwen flew to Spain on Tuesday to complete the deal.

In a statement Van Leeuwen said:

“It cannot be a coincidence that on the day that a tribute is dedicated to Johan Cruijff.”

“FC Barcelona and a Dutch club comes to an agreement with a typical product of the football philosophy of the legendary number 14.”

SAITAMA, JAPAN – JULY 23: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea takes on Oriol Busquets of Barcelona during the preseason friendly match between Barcelona and Chelsea at the Saitama Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)