The report claims that Los Azulones will pay the central midfielder’s wages for his period at the club, but there is no option to buy included in the deal – so Alena will likely return to the Camp Nou at the end of the campaign.
❗ ÚLTIMA HORA: El Barça i el Getafe han tancat la cessió de Carles Aleñá fins al final d’aquesta temporada. Els madrilenys assumeixen la fitxa del jugador i no tenen opció a compra. #frac1 pic.twitter.com/MtXScdVSRe
— El Barça juga a RAC1 (@FCBRAC1) January 5, 2021
This goes together with Blaugrana boss Ronald Koeman’s reported intentions of allowing Alena’s exit as he does not feature in his first-team plans until the end of the campaign as outlined by Cadena Cope earlier this week.
The 22-year-old joined Real Betis on a temporary loan deal in the previous January window, where he made 19 appearances – scoring one goal – before returning to the Camp Nou while his future is now once again the subject of Barcelona transfer news.
Alena’s only start this season came in a European clash against Dynamo Kiev – when Barcelona had already advanced from the group – so his move to find regular first-team football is no surprise.