Oriol Busquets: My desire is to return

Oriol Busquets wearing a FC Twente shirt / LARS SMOOK
Oriol Busquets wearing a FC Twente shirt / LARS SMOOK

On-loan midfielder Oriol Busquets has expressed his desire to return after his loan spell with FC Twente, as he wants to make his mark in Barcelona.

Due to the overbooking in Barcelona’s midfield, Oriol Busquets was loaned out in the most recent transfer window. The Sant Feliu de Guíxols-born midfielder was sent on a one-year loan deal to Dutch side FC Twente, and has since made 23 appearances, of which 21 have been in the Eredivisie.

Although he came through Barcelona’s ranks as a holding midfielder, the versatile youngster has flourished in his performances as a central defender for the newly promoted Dutch side.

On the disciplinary side of things, he has only received two yellow cards this season, with none leading to a red card. Despite him playing in defense in seven out of his 21 league appearances, he has set up a goal in his second full appearance for the Tukkers.

As published Monday afternoon, Busquets opened up about his hopes of returning to Barcelona, and ‘making it’ in the first team, in a brief interview with SER Catalunya on their talk-show Què T’hi Jugues.

“My desire is to return to Barça and take part in the preseason with the first team, or do whatever I have to do, in order to show that I can return [to Barcelona] and stay [permanently],” he told SER Catalunya.

Should he return, Busquets added that he ‘does not care’ whether he plays as a central defender or as a midfielder, as long as he represents the Catalan club.

The young midfielder’s current contract with Barcelona runs out in 2021, having been promoted to Barça’s U19 team back in the summer of 2015. Since then, he spent two years in Barça B, before going to the Netherlands.