Barca B exodus begins: Busquets and Miranda out of match squad
- The reserves' play Badalona away on Sunday's evening.
- Both Busquets and Miranda are omitted as they are on the verge of joining other sides.
- The midfielder is set to join Eredivisie team Twente on a season-long loan deal.
- Meanwhile, the left-back has reportedly agreed on a two-year loan at Schalke.
Barcelona B start their 2019/2020 campaign with an away game against Badalona this Sunday. The reserves' side has been linked with a huge exodus this summer which has seemingly just started.
Neither Oriol Busquets nor Juan Miranda are included in the matchday squad for their Segunda B opener. Both players are on the verge of joining other teams.
Oriol Busquets is certain to join Eredivisie side Twente on a one-year loan, which has recently been confirmed by the club's coach Gonzalo Garcia. He says: "Oriol Busquets is on his way to us. Paperwork is the only thing pending."
Busquets hasn't yet made a single appearance in La Liga. However, he has completed 117 minutes across two games in the Copa del Rey. Moreover, the midfielder has been involved in the UEFA Youth League football as he has made 15 appearances in three seasons.
As for Juan Miranda, he is certain to join Bundesliga side Schalke 04 on a two-year loan deal. The Germans won't have a purchase option in his contract, according to Bild.
Juan Miranda's 2018-19 record:
- 29 games (including 4 games for the senior team)
- 1 goal
- 3 assists
Earlier on, Barcelona viewed Miranda as Jordi Alba's future replacement. However, following a series of uninspiring games for the first team, the club decided not to risk and buy Real Betis' Junior Firpo.
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