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Carles Alena going out on loan would make him a better player, says Patrick Kluivert

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The midfielder could leave Barcelona in January

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Barcelona sporting director Patrick Kluivert has been talking about the possibility of Carles Alena leaving on loan and feels a move could make him a better player.

Alena is having a tough time at Camp Nou this season and has not featured since the opening days, when he was hooked at half-time of Barca’s 1-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

He’s frequently found himself left out of the matchday squad and speculation has surfaced that he could be off in the January transfer window.

Kluivert says a temporary move could be a good idea to allow the 21-year-old some playing time and aid his development.

“It would not be bad to let Carles Aleñá leave on loan so he gets minutes and experience and returns a better player. Players like Aleñá or Riqui Puig have to look for their future and do their best for themselves and for the club.”

Source | Onda Cero’s El Transistor

Getafe are the latest club to be linked with a loan move for Alena. Cadena Cope have reported Alena is open to a move to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez but has also attracted interest from Celta Vigo, Real Betis and Granada.