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La Liga 2020-21: The January transfer window promises to be a crucial one for Barcelona. Ronald Koeman’s side has left a mixed start to the season and fans will be hoping that the club strengthens in the coming months.

However, the latest reports from Sport assert the Catalan giants have decided to offload promising midfielders Carles Alena and Riqui Puig on loan in the coming transfer window.

The two Alena and Puig have fought for regular game time this year and a loan move away from the team could reignite their professions. The report states that Koeman feels that Barcelona is well stocked from the midfield department and also the 2 players could continue their development and get regular playing time off from the golf club.

Barcelona only considering loan deals for Riqui Puig and Carles Alena:

Riqui Puig and Carles Alena are equally highly evaluated by Barcelona. But, Miralem Pjanic, Sergio Busquets, and Frenkie de Jong ahead of the duo in the pecking order. Puig and Alena have hardly featured this year, playing only three and seven minutes, respectively.

Riqui Puig

The report clearly states that Barcelona is willing to let go of both of these talented youngsters just on loan rather than on a permanent thing. While Alena is excited to get a while and is prepared to go on financing, Puig is reportedly determined to stay and fight to get his chance to feature regularly in Barcelona’s midfield.

Carles Alena

Puig appreciated a notable role under Setien at the final stages of this 2019-20 year and was remarkable when he was given a chance. But, Koeman hasn’t trusted this season and has looked for other options in midfield. Portuguese giants Benfica and Porto are said to be interested in the gifted 21-year-old Puig.

22-year-old Alena, on the other hand, has grown frustrated at the lack of minutes and is seeking to play some regular soccer in a top-flight La Liga club. Once touted as the heir to Andres Iniesta, Alena has struggled to establish himself at the senior group, although there were some glimpses of his immense talent.

Barcelona has been significantly linked with Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum too and these two loan deals may startup space in midfield to sign the 30-year-old Dutch global.

Puig and Alena might not be incorporating prominently at the present time, but there is not any denying their ability and a loan deal could be the ideal solution to develop their careers from your pressure cooker atmosphere of Barcelona.