Barcelona midfielder Fermin Lopez has revealed he’s willing to go out on loan again if it will boost his chances of sealing a regular place in Xavi’s team.
Lopez impressed out on loan at Linares last season and then returned and forced his way into the first-team reckoning under Xavi.
The youngster has gone on to make 15 appearances this season, although he hasn’t seem much game time in Barcelona’s last four games.
Lopez has now told EFE that he’s willing to leave the club on a temporary basis once again if it will help his development.
“If you have to go out on loan, I already have the experience and I hope it turns out just as well and I can return,” he said.
“Xavi considers us all important and I have teammates in my position who are very good. It is normal that sometimes I have fewer opportunities, but I think I am young and I have to take advantage of the ones I have and learn from my teammates.
“Maybe I am in the best moment of my career. Getting to the first team is not easy at all and if I’m here it’s because I’m doing something well.”
Lopez also spoke about his good mate Gavi and how he’s found it tough going being sidelined with a season-ending injury.
“We have always lived together at La Masía and the fact that we are not together on the pitch is something sad,” he added.
“These first days have been a little hard for him, because football and Barça are everything to him. It affected him not being able to help but he is strong and will soon be with the team again.”
The youngster could get some first-team minutes in midweek against Antwerp. Xavi is without Frenkie de Jong due to a fever, and the team have already booked their place in the last 16.