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All of Barcelona’s January transfer window ins and outs

A look at the latest transfer business

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The January transfer window has closed and although Barcelona did not bring in a striker, despite all the rumors, it’s still been a pretty busy window for the Spanish champions.

New manager Quique Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde at the start of the month and has seen several young players depart and a few new faces arrive.

Here’s a look at all the January ins and outs at Camp Nou.


Matheus Fernandes

The Brazilian midfielder will join the club in July from Palmeiras. Barcelona have confirmed they will pay €7 million plus €3m in add-ons, and Fernandes will join on a five-year contract with a €300m buy-out clause. We will see him in La Liga before then, as he’s spending the rest of the season on loan at Real Valladolid.

Francisco Trincão

Trincao is a 20-year-old forward who will arrive from Braga on 1 July 2020 for €31m on a five-year deal that includes a €500 million buy-out clause. He’s a left-footer but can play on either flank and was the top scorer in Portugal’s Under-19 European Championship-winning squad in 2018.

Rey Manaj

Barcelona B have signed former Inter Milan man Rey Manaj from Albacete until June 2023. Quique Setien has already had an early look at the 22-year-old, who was called up for first-team training this week.

Matheus Pereira

Barcelona B have also signed midfielder Matheus Pereira from Juventus on loan in a deal that saw Alejandro Marques move the other way for €8.2m.


Carles Alena

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The midfielder has joined Real Betis on loan under the end of the season, but the deal does not include a purchase option. Alena made his first start in a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad and has made four appearances for his new club so far.

Carles Perez

Barcelona have lost another youngster in Carles Perez. The forward sealed a late loan move to Roma with a mandatory purchase option. Roma will sign him permanently in the summer for €11m plus €3.5m in add-ons.

Abel Ruiz

Abel Ruiz is another youngster who has moved abroad and will spend the rest of the season on loan at Braga and then join permanently for €8 million. Barca do retain a buyback option.

Jean-Clair Todibo

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Barcelona have loaned Todibo to Schalke in a bizarre deal. The defender has joined on an initial loan for €1.5m. Schalke can buy him permanently for €25m plus add-ons, while Barcelona can buy him back after that for €50m plus €10m in add-ons. Bonkers.

Moussa Wague

Moussa Wague has said goodbye to Barcelona but he may be back. The full-back is off to Nice on loan for the rest of the campaign, although his deal includes a “non-obligatory purchase option of €10 million.”

Louie Barry

Young Louie Barry only arrived at Barcelona in July but moved back in England in January to join Aston Villa for just over €1m. The 16-year-old’s move to Barca failed to work out for a number of reasons (here’s a pretty good explanation if you’re interested) but he apparently left on good terms.

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