After months of speculation, it appears that Barcelona have finally gotten their desired frontline reinforcement.
According to reports from TV3 in Spain, the Blaugrana and Celta Vigo have completed a deal for winger Manuel Durán, commonly known as Nolito. The 29-year-old will join Barça on loan until the end of the 2015-16 season. After that, the Blaugranes have the option to exercise a €18 million buy option to permanently sign the player. If they decide not to buy, then Celta Vigo will receive a penalty fee.
Also according to the reports, one of Barça young strikers Sandro Ramírez and Munir El-Haddadi will be included in the deal to give Celta a player in return. It's unclear whether they'll stay in a hypothetical permanent signing of Nolito in July, but that's something to be worked out in the future.
Nolito has been rumored to sign for Barcelona since last summer. The former Barça B winger who played under coach Luis Enrique at La Masía has blossomed into a La Liga star this season, scoring eight times in 15 games so far and being the main reason for Celta's impressive run so far. The winger would be the final piece of the puzzle for Enrique to have a reliable backup off the bench for the 'MSN' trio, something he lost with the departure of Pedro Rodríguez to Chelsea.
What do you think, Blaugranes? Is Nolito a good January signing for Barça?