CD Leganés has confirmed the capture of FC Barcelona B winger José Arnaiz for €5m plus 500k in variables. Barcelona do retain a buy-back clause, although the terms have not been revealed.
Arnaiz signed for Barcelona from Real Valladolid a year ago, and he put in a few impressive displays for the senior team until a pelvic injury sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Barcelona B dropped to the third division, meaning many stars were eager to move on and play at higher levels. Leganés finished 17th last season in La Liga, avoiding the drop. They also eliminated Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey in the quarterfinals, before bowing out to Sevilla in the semis.
Arnaiz will sign for Leganés for five seasons as the team hopes to retain their La Liga status and make another cup run. Barça can buy the 23-year-old back at a set fee if he impresses them enough in the coming seasons.