Getafe president confirms Carles Aleñá talks with Barcelona
Posted on December 20, 2019
Getafe barely missed out on Champions League qualification last season, falling two points short of the task and qualifying for the Europa League for just the third time in the club’s history, as per iSports API.
The azulones have proved last season’s campaign was no fluke and are currently in fourth place domestically, with a mouthwatering Europa League round-of-32 tie against Ajax on the horizon.
Currently just 6 points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, Getafe president wants to make a splash in January and has confirmed he will speak with Barça to discuss the future of midfielder Carles Aleñá.
Aleñá has made 38 appearances for Barcelona, scoring three goals, currently values the player at €30m, according to iSports API football data.
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Aleñá nearly joined Getafe 2 years ago when Rafinha fell victim to injury just before the January window opened up.
With Barcelona’s congested midfield, it may be time for the club to let the 21-year-old embark on his own journey.
“I’ll speak with them this afternoon, or tomorrow, to see whether or not the kid will stay there. I like Carles Aleñá and wanted him two years ago.
“He could cover the place if somebody else left. If no one leaves, no one will come in.
“But Markel is tired of suffering and if he retires, we’ll have a spot open. He wants to retire and we’ll need to replace him.
“The market is open and there are players who want to join us. We’re in the Europa League and any deal which could improve us now, or for the future, is something we’ll value.”
Earlier this month, AS reported that the two sides had agreed to a six-month loan deal for the player.
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