Once Rangers-linked talent Pablo Torre has chosen to sign for Barcelona as opposed to rivals Real Madrid as the deal was confirmed on Friday.
The Ibrox side was briefly linked with the youngster during the January transfer window [TheScotsman], with the player having a release clause of £4m, yet it was reported that Rangers would have been able to secure the services of the player for much less.
The 19-year-old has been starring for Racing Santander down in the Spanish third tier, and it was only a matter of time before he sealed a move away from the side.
Once Rangers-linked Pablo Torre signs for Barcelona instead of Real Madrid
Barcelona got their man for a fee of €5m which could be set to reach €20m based on clauses included in the deal. He will join the Catalan side at the end of the current season on a contract until 2026.
Although talented, Torre will initially play for the B team as he looks to get up to the required standard necessary to star for one of the most revered teams in Europe.
Barcelona is going through a transitional period at the moment, but things look like they might be changing as the appointment of club legend Xavi to the managerial post has looked inspired and a revolution looks set to be brewing at the Spanish club.
Rangers might rue not paying a fee to sign to talented Spaniard if he does go onto impress at the European giants and he could be one that got away. Only time will tell of course.
Who knows, he could well be starring for the first team in a few seasons as the side look to break back into Europe’s elite.
Meanwhile, former Rangers coach Michael Beale tweeted a message ahead of the 150th anniversary celebrations at Ibrox.