Barcelona are set to cancel the loan deal for 18-year-old midfielder Yusuf Demir, who has already traveled back to his club Rapid Vienna in Austria where he will stay until the end of the season, according to reports in Spain as well as transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Yusuf Demir loan to Barcelona will be cancelled. He’s prepared to come back to Rapid Wien, where Demir’s expected to stay until end of current season - still some ‘technical details’ to be completed between clubs. #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2022
Yusuf is already in Wien, @albert_roge reports.
Demir was originally signed to play at Barça B but had an impressive preseason with the first team and stayed in the senior squad under Ronald Koeman. He made nine appearances, three of them starts, and played a total of 290 minutes without a goal or an assist.
After a fast start the youngster quickly lost his place in the team and Barça began to doubt whether or not to keep him, with the loan deal including a purchase option if Demir reached a certain number of appearances. The Austrian barely played under Xavi Hernández despite all of the injuries in attack, and his Barça career is now most likely over after just six short months.