As part of news that will definitely disappoint Barcelona fans, Carles Aleñá has been loaned out to Getafe, as was made official by Barcelona through a press release this afternoon. Aleñá will spend the remainder of the season there, till it wraps up in late-May.
The Spaniard was not part of Ronald Koeman’s plans for the season, and was advised to leave on loan when the season commenced in August. However, since refusing the proposal then, Aleñá has fallen off the pecking order with even Riqui Puig ahead of him as it stands.
The loan move to Getafe was in the works for no more than a week, and the Madrid outfit were Abel to wrap up the deal quickly, agreeing to pay the wages for the 23-year-old. Aleñá has followed in the footsteps of Marc Cucurella, who joined Getafe on loan in July 2019 and then joined the club permanently next year for €10 million. That said, Aleñá’s loan deal does not include that option.
The youngster, who is among the four players who have payed at each level of Barcelona’s youth system, registered no more than 46 minutes this season in the league, and 134 minutes in the UEFA Champions League, of which only one was a start.