Thursday, 18 June 2009

Barça B - Official: Xavi Torres to Malaga

Spanish first division club Málaga officially announced yesterday the transfer of Barcelona Atlètic defensive midfielder and captain Xavi Torres (22).

The Catalan midfielder, whose contract with Barcelona Atlètic probably expired this summer, will sign a four-year contract with Málaga. After undergoing medical, he will be officially presented next Wednesday.

Xavi Torres joined Barcelona B in the summer of 2007 arriving from Villarreal, who had bought their former youth player back from Spanish third division club Alicante, and played this season with the first team in the league games against Mallorca and Osasuna.

The spanish midfielder commented on the transfer in an interview with Málaga's official media: "It's a privilege to be part of a club like this this one, who had a great season last year. I cannot wait to start the season. Everybody has told me that Malaga is a city where I will feel very comfortable.

I try to give my best every game and add my part to the team. I'm a hard-working midfielder and I've learnt that the ball has to move quick. I like to run, to attack, to play hard and I'm good with the head. I'm delighted and very motivated to break through this year.

What I've learnt from Guardiola has been incredible. I was six years at Villarreal, then I went to Alicante and later to Barça for two years at the request of Guardiola. Nobody will take away from me what I've lived this year, sharing moments with the best players in the world. Pep is like a father to me and a example as a player, although these days the example is Yaya Touré."

Read more:
Barça B - Official: Abraham to Cadiz
Barça B: Xavi Torres will join Malaga
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Flippy said...

Good luck at your new club, Xavi Torres.

Justin said...

Sad to see our youth team player has to leave. That's life...

Good Luck. May be if he improved dramatically, he can come back

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bees said...

this xavi torres joined in 2007, he was 20. i think he was signed just for the B team. even 3rd division teams are not all homegrown.. ;)
same like we just sign edu oriol, to add depth and quality, in the 3rd division.
good luck to him.

peter said...

Didnt we get any money? No buy back clause? What are we doing just letting them go for free?

barca4life said...

BREAKING NEWS: VALDES HAS RENEWED HIS CONTRACT TILL 2014 according to Sport and El Mundro deportivo

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