FC Barcelona defender Juan Miranda set for Schalke loan

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 have confirmed a two-year loan for FC Barcelona defender Juan Miranda.

The Spanish U19 international has been linked with a move for the left back, however German newspaper Bild has now confirmed that a deal has been agreed that will see the 19-year old head to the Veltins Arena for two years.

The report states that no purchase clause has been included in the deal, with FC Barcelona wanting to see how Miranda progresses as a first team player in Germany. 

Miranda made four appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side last season, in their Champions League and Copa del Rey campaigns.

Valverde confirmed during the summer that he was in the market for a left back, to provide competition for Jordi Alba, however he has since opted to bring in Junior Firpo from Real Be

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