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The Barcelona player will go without a purchase option

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Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleñá will move on loan to Real Betis, according to Diario SPORT. There is a total agreement from all parties, according to the report, and it’s simply a matter of official documents being approved before an announcement is made.

The Catalans have forbidden any purchase option, meaning the midfielder will be gone for six months only and then return, per the report. This is because Barcelona are said to believe in him in the long term.

Aleñá nearly left last summer but manager Ernesto Valverde was said to have wanted to keep him around on a trial basis. Aleñá started the first league match but has had trouble finding playing time since.

It is expected that Aleñá will not return to Barcelona’s training facilities after the Christmas break, instead heading directly to Seville to join the green-and-whites.

Getafe, Milan, and Celta were said to also be interested in the youngster.