Done deal: Barcelona start a potential January clear-out as ace confirmed as loan signing by La Liga side

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Ronald Koeman finds himself in a strange situation with this Barcelona squad because they have some serious needs which need to be addressed, but they also find themselves bloated in certain areas too.

They are also struggling financially so any activity in the January market will probably be dependent on getting rid of a few faces first, so it will be interesting to see who’s expendable this month.

One area where they do have plenty of numbers is in central midfield – Koeman can currently count on Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Coutinho, De Jong, Pedri, Puig, Alena, Pjanic and even Trincao who could cover the central areas if needed, so it does look like the most obvious area of the squad which could be cut down to raise funds.

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Carles Alena was a prime candidate to leave because he’s similar to others in the squad but he’s not as good and might not fulfil his early potential, so Barca fans may be pleased to see he’s been confirmed as a loan signing by Getafe this afternoon:

He won’t be one of the highest earners in the squad but it’s still a senior wage they’ve managed to clear off the books, so a signing or two could be possible if they manage to shift a few more players first.

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  1. i want to say something to barca board where exctaly do u get the couch offer cause koeman is a legend but is not good to coach barca at all so far we are not happy and the other can u please find better player brait white griez is the west players at barcelona can u let them go please

  2. I’m not just getting what is happening at my beloved club right now.
    Please,something has to be done about it to avoid more damages.
    I’m NWACHI……

  3. It is better the team let go of koeman before he send this Barca team to relegation. He is not a coach for a big team like Barca. He doesn’t have the technical know how to manage the team. None of his idea seems to be working & he doesn’t know how to read the game. He doesn’t know how to do substitution & his 4-2-3-1 formation is not working in this team at all. It is better the board free koeman before he cause more damage to the barcelona team. We no longer enjoy watching the team play as it used to be.

  4. we have a lot of problem in that front we need to replace grizman,braiwhite,the club is getting worst now this coach has not been in his real form since his returne to Barcelona

  5. Barcelona coach should need a lucky man like Suarez to replace number 9 Martine Brawaite and give number 8 of Iniesta to Philip Countinho and thank alot

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