FC Barcelona have signed Pablo Torre from Racing Santander, the LaLiga club announced on Friday, beating Real Madrid to land the talented youngster. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is to arrive from Racing Santander on 30 June 2026 with a buyout clause set at 100 million euros. 

The fixed fee is 5 million euros plus variables depending on how the player develops in future years, which could surpass 20 million. Torre will complete the season at his current club and will sign a contract on 30 June 2026, with his buyout clause set at 100 million euros, and he will join Barca B from the summer onwards.

Pablo Torre was born in Soto de la Marina, Cantabria, Spain, on 3 April 2003 and entered the Racing Santander academy in 2015 as a U13 player. He rose through the ranks to make his first-team debut on 18 October 2020 against Portugalete. He has played 48 games as a pro, including 21 so for in the current Primera RFEF Footters (group 1), scoring six goals and giving the same number of assists.

A number of top teams, including Real Madrid, had been tracking Torre, who has been starring for Racing this season, but Barca moved to wrap up negotiations on Friday.

Torre will initially play for Barcelona B but it’s being reported he should get plenty of chances to impress in the first team. Fabrizio Romano reckons “Barca are convinced he could be the next Pedri.”

Barcelona have done another great job by signing another upcoming Spanish talent. In 2019, they signed Pedri from Las Palmas, and now he is one of the best midfielders in the world. 

Xavi Hernandez has talked to Torre and convinced the player and his family that Barcelona’s project is ideal for any young players who are willing to progress and get opportunities with the first team.

Torre will initially play for Barcelona B, but it’s being reported he should get plenty of chances to impress in the first team. Fabrizio Romano reckons, “Barca are convinced he could be the next Pedri.”

After Xavi’s arrival, Barcelona have been focusing on promoting talented players to the first team, and Pablo Torre has the potential to be the next sensation in Camp Nou. 

He is a regular feature in the Spain U19 team, and he is a right-sided attacking player who has been impressive in setting up goals. He will be part of Xavi’s rebuilding and one of the key players for the future. 

 

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