The league was initially arrested for two weeks and, like almost all European competitions, is now banned. “The Supervisory Committee has agreed to suspend professional football competitions until the competent authorities of the Spanish government and the general administration of the state believe that they can be resumed without health risk” declared the Spanish football league and the association in a press release on Monday. Now it is up to the clubs to adapt and do their best.
In his daily edition Sports explains that the management of players borrowed from Barça has changed this season. Certain plans that were drawn up before the crisis are no longer valid. At Philippe Coutinho, the situation doesn’t really change. The Brazilian, who cost the Catalans 120 million euros in January 2018 and was loaned to Bayern Munich for two years, is too irregular to convince Bayern to exercise the purchase option (also 120 million euros). The 28-year-old attacking midfielder will no doubt be put on the transferable list for the next transfer window.
Coutinho is placed on the transfer list
Marc Cucurella (21) was successfully loaned to Eibar last season, this time to the delight of Getafe, who managed to include a purchase option of € 6 million in the contract. To Sportsit should be raised by the end of the season as the left-hander with long hair performs well. In this agreement, the blue granas added another clause. In the event of the player’s future resale (and there are competitors), Barça would receive 40% of the transfer. The situation is somewhat less clear for Rafinha (27). The midfielder likes Celta. The Galician would like to keep it and have started negotiations in this direction for a final transfer, but the end of the season for the moment shortened leaves a hint of doubt.
This is not easy for the Carles Aleñá file (22 years old). Loaned to Betis in January, he played only 10 games in all competitions with his new team. The ban foiled Barça’s plans, who would have liked his young player to deteriorate during his Andalusian loan. Quique Setién would like him to join the first team regularly next season. For Jean-Clair Todibo (20), the problem is somewhat the same. The Frenchman, who was loaned out this winter, only played 7 games with Schalke’s tunic (of which only 4 were in office). The German association has a buyout option of € 25 million, while Barça has a buyout option of € 50 million in the event of a permanent transfer to the Ruhr area. With so little playing time, it seems difficult to see the defender who convinces the managers to keep him.
The suspension does not favor Aleñá, Todibo and Wagué
Moussa Wagué (21) is also in the same situation as he has not had the time since January to show the extent of his talent at OGC Nice (5 appearances). The gym can keep it by lifting the $ 10.5 million purchase option, but the winger could very well return to Catalonia this summer to be put back on the unwanted list. For Juan Miranda (20) not much should change because he was loaned to Schalke for two seasons. Even if he doesn’t win with the German club, he should stay there or be loaned to another team. Oriol Busquets (21) had a good season with Twente. His situation will be judged on his return from the loan, but the midfielder, who often plays in central defense in the Netherlands, is moving towards a new loan.