Eibar have completed the permanent signing of Marc Cucurella from Barcelona in a €2m deal, the club have confirmed.
However, whilst this has not yet been confirmed, it is expected that the Catalan giants will subsequently buy him back for €4m.
In a convoluted operation, it has been speculated that the left-back – who has also been linked to both Milan and Borussia Dortmund – will then be made available for a permanent sale for €10m.
The full-back made 33 first-team appearances at Ipurua this season and has shown a lot of potential, to attract scouts from several leading European clubs.
Reports claim the player’s future is very much up in the air at this point, with Barca leaning towards selling the player permanently despite his promise due to their need to raise funds.
Cucurella is also a Spain youth international, having represented his country between Under-16 and Under-20 levels.
Ironically, the wing back scored just one goal this season and that was in his final game – against Barcelona.