Barca refute Getafe on Arnaiz

Barcelona have dismissed claims from Getafe president Angel Torres that a loan deal has been ‘closed’ for Barca B forward Jose Arnaiz.

The 23-year-old signed for the Catalan giants last year when they signed him from La Liga 123 outfit Real Valladolid in a €3.4m deal.

“We have just closed the transfer of Jose Arnaiz, the forward from Barcelona,” Torres told Onda Cero’s El Transistor programme.

However, a report in Diario Sport say they have contacted the Catalan giants directly and they have refuted any deal, saying there are several options on the table.

The striker played five matches for Barca last season and netted three goals – all in the Copa del Rey – while he has mainly featured for Barca B.

Arnaiz is thought to be open to a move which would likely see him gain more first-team football.

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