- Coutinho, Trincao, Pjanic, Iñaki Peña and Collado are still under contract with Barcelona and it seems difficult for them to stay at the clubs where they are on loan
Barcelona is working to reinforce the squad for next season, looking for a top-level scorer and carefully tracking the free agent market, but the Barcelona team will also have to take care of the loan that they currently have scattered around the world.
We are talking about Philippe Coutinho, Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic, Iñaki Peña and Álex Collado, who despite performing at a good level on their loans away from the Camp Nou have many options to return to the culé discipline once the season is over.
Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
After a spectacular start with Aston Villa, the Brazilian has lowered his performance a bit in recent games and it seems difficult for Steven Gerrard’s team to pay the 40 million euros of the purchase option. Coutinho has a contract with Barcelona until 2023 and the logical thing is that the sale of the footballer be negotiated in order to earn some money for him in the summer.
The Portuguese winger has his future conditioned to that of Adama Traoré. If the one from L’Hospitalet is still at Barça, the Portuguese will stay at Wolverhampton. However, at the Barcelona club they do not see it clear to pay the 30 million euros of Adama’s purchase option and that would imply the return of Trincao, who has a contract until 2025.
Miralem Pjanic (Besiktas)
The Bosnian midfielder is the undisputed starter at Besiktas, but the Turkish team’s sports director, Ceyhun Kazanci, ruled that the Barça player “will not continue with us next season.” With a contract until 2024 and a high salary, Barça will have to find a new destination for Pjanic for the following campaign, either with a transfer or loan.
Inaki Pena (Galatasaray)
The goalkeeper started at a good level with Galatasaray, but the return of Muslera has relegated him to the substitution. He left on loan without a purchase option with the intention of returning to Barcelona next season and everything indicates that he will be Ter Stegen’s substitute next year. He has a contract until 2023.
Alex Collado (Granada)
After not being able to be registered at the beginning of the season, Collado went to Granada in January without a purchase option and is having a leading role. Xavi acknowledged that the idea is for him to return to pre-season with the first team to analyze his future situation. The midfielder also ends his contract in 2023.