Young Barcelona goalkeeper set to leave on loan in January

Inaki Pena of FC Barcelona (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Inaki Pena of FC Barcelona (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Barcelona is in a rebuilding stage at the moment and their once indomitable team is now a mere shadow of its former self. A lot of it comes down to bad management, bad decisions and lack of attention to the game on the field. Barca did not just suddenly fall down from the grand stage, their fall was very gradual, however, people ignored it because they were still winning trophies. Now, they need to let go of players in order to stabilize their finances and bring in new players. While selling players is the best way to free up the payroll, sending players on loans is also a good idea.

Sending players out on loan will not only help the development of the said player but also ease up their wage pressure on Barca. The player’s wage will be split between the two clubs and the Catalans will thus have more money to bring in new players who will have a direct impact on the game.

Barcelona set to loan young goalkeeper

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona youngster, Inaki Pena, will most likely leave the club on a loan deal next season. This would be a great move for the Catalans since Pena was not starting anyway and the club that loaned the player might actually opt to buy him completely.

On the other hand, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has not been performing that well either. In the case of Ter Stegen continuing his poor performances, Pena can be recalled and the German keeper can be moved on. This will also be a good experience for the young goalkeeper who is desperate for some minutes on the field. Reports suggest that the player has perked up the interest of both English and Spanish teams. A team in Spain would be better for the keeper’s mental health and emotional stability. However, a move away from home would give him more unique experience although he might become homesick.

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