Marc Cucurella wanted to remain at Eibar for another season despite Barcelona executing their buyback option for the player, say Marca.
The Catalan giants have bought the player back from the Basque side for a €4m fee having sold him for €2m following a pre-agreed contractual agreement in his loan move for last season.
The report states that the player and Eibar had already outlined their plans together for the forthcoming season but no mutual agreement could be reached with Barca.
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 last 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.