Barcelona have wiped another €5million plus wages off the total needed to sign Lionel Messi following a departure this morning.
The Blaugrana have confirmed that youngster Carles Alena has left to join Getafe on a permanent basis after a loan spell with the Madrid club last season.
Barcelona confirmed this morning that a deal had been agreed and that they have included a 50% buy-back clause in the midfielder’s contract, giving them the first right to refusal on any future deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the transfer is worth €5million up front.
That will see Barcelona edge a little towards the figure needed to sign Lionel Messi, needing to reduce their wage bill by around €175million.
Barca will also save on the 23-year-old’s wages, though they are not believed to amount to a hugely significant figure by comparison to those top earners at Camp Nou.