Eibar sporting director Fran Garagarza has admitted the club want to keep Marc Cucurella who is on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a good campaign with Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side and has become a regular in the team.
He shone in Eibar’s 3-0 win over Real Madrid in November, having a hand in all three goals, and Garagarza said the club would be happy to pay his purchase option.
“Seeing the performance of the boy and his quality, if they asked me now what I would do, I would tell you that we would pay the option to buy, (which is) far less than 5 million euros.”
”His performance has surprised us. We followed him, we watch the youth team games a lot. We didn’t sign him thinking he would be a winger but a full-back to battle with Cote.”
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Meanwhile, Barcelona are short of options at left-back after Lucas Digne’s departure to Everton last summer.
Barca B’s Juan Miranda has been playing back-up to Jordi Alba this season and has made four appearances, featuring in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League draw against Tottenham.