Barcelona process Juan Miranda loan to Schalke

Barcelona are waiting on bureaucratic confirmation that the exit of defender Juan Miranda to Schalke has gone through, say reports.

El Mundo Deportivo claim the club have done everything at their end to sanction the move – which is set to be a two-year loan deal.

It had been claimed the left-back would join French club Marseille this week but the German team have now moved ahead in the negotiations process and have sealed the deal.

The 19-year-old, a native of Andalusia, began his career at Real Betis before joining the youth system of the Catalan giants aged 14.

The left-back made four first-team appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s side last season including the Champions League group stage game at home to Tottenham in December.

However, he did not feature in La Liga for the Blaugrana with Jordi Alba the club’s established left-back, while the club have now also signed Junior Firpo in the position.

Miranda has starred for Barca B this campaign with previous report claiming Betis technical secretary Pedro Buenaventura has extensively scouted the Spain youth international.

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