Up until the end of the season, Barcelona sent Carles Alena out on loan to Getafe.
On a six-month contract, Alena moved to the Alfonso Perez Coliseum, with Getafe having to agree to cover his wages in full during that period.
In the final deal, no purchase option was included, with Barca confirming the departure of the 23-year-old via their official website on Wednesday.
Ronald Koeman revealed that Alena, who only appeared in the first half of the 2020-21 campaign in two La Liga matches for Blaugrana, had requested to leave Camp Nou earlier this week.
[LATEST NEWS ❗]Carles Aleñá loaned out to Getafe.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 6, 2021
After returning from a loan spell at Real Betis in the summer, the midfielder was reduced to a bit-part role in the squad, but will then have the opportunities to keep his development in the Spanish capital.
In the Liga standings, Alena will join a Getafe side currently left to rot down at 16th, and might make her debut when they take a trip to Elche on Sunday.
After racking up 27 appearances in all competitions during the 2018-19 season, the former Spain Under-21 international looked destined to become a key player at Barca.
He helped the Blaugrana win their 26th league title, but ultimately was unable to kick on from there, with Betis finally offering him the opportunity in January 2020 to reignite his career.
Alena scored for the Andalusian club once in 17 outings, who decided not to try to put him permanently on their books in the last transfer window.