Transfer: Barcelona midfielder leaves for LaLiga rivals

BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 04: Carles Alena of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group G stage match between FC Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv at Camp Nou on November 04, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Barcelona midfielder, Carles Alena, has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season.

This was confirmed by both LaLiga clubs on Wednesday.

Getafe will pay all of Alena’s wages as the 23-year-old looks to kickstart his career away from Camp Nou.

“FC Barcelona and Getafe CF have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Carles Alena until the end of the 2020/21 season,” Barca said in a statement.

Alena has long been circled as a potential star of the future after coming through at Barca’s La Masia youth academy but he has been unable to establish himself in the first team.

He failed to make much of an impression during a loan spell at Real Betis last season and has made only five appearances for Barca this term under new coach Ronald Koeman.

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