Getafe have confirmed the signing of Barcelona wing-back Marc Cucurella on loan with a €6m option to sign permanently.
Earlier this week, the Catalan giants bought the player back from Eibar for a €4m fee having sold him for €2m following a pre-agreed contractual agreement in his loan move for last season.
In a convoluted operation, it had previously been speculated that the left-back – who has also been linked to both Milan and Borussia Dortmund – would then be available for a permanent sale for €10m, but Getafe have secured a cheaper deal.
It has been claimed that Los Azulones fought off competition from a number of Bundesliga teams for the player’s signature.
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.
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 in La Liga last season and that was in his final game – against Barcelona.