With just three days left before the transfer window slams shut, Barcelona are working on closing several operations, both incoming and outgoing, while also trying to get all their players registered with La Liga.
After finalising an agreement with Aston Villa for the loan departure of Clement Lenglet, the Blaugrana are set for more meetings in the coming hours and days to complete other deals.
Abde, Pena’s agent to meet Barcelona
Now, journalist Victor Navarro is reporting that the agent of Inaki Pena and Ez Abde is meeting with officials from Barcelona to discuss the situation of both players.
Pena signed a new contract with the club earlier this year, committing his future to the Catalan outfit until 2026.
However, he is one of the two players that is yet to be registered with La Liga, along with Inigo Martinez.
The Blaugrana have been waiting for payments from German investors to arrive to take care of the matter, but that has not happened yet. As such, the pending registration of Pena will be a matter to be discussed in the meeting.
As for Abde, the 21-year-old is pushing to leave the club as he is unsure about the minutes he will get under Xavi.
A number of clubs from within Spain and outside are gunning for his signing and his situation will also be on the agenda at the meeting.
Xavi wants Abde to stay
Following the departure of Ousmane Dembele, it was expected that Abde will have a big role to play at Barcelona this season.
However, the 21-year-old has not entirely been happy with the minutes he has received so far. Even so, Xavi and the coaching staff want the youngster to stay as they believe he offers something different in attack, reports Javi Miguel.
The staff insists that the season is long and that Abde will get his chances, but the player has interesting proposals from clubs like Sevilla and Real Betis and the case remains open.