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Getafe president confirms interest in Barcelona’s Alena

The Spanish midfielder is one of the candidates the club will try to sign when the transfer window opens in January

Getafe President Angel Torres has confirmed the club’s interest in Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena and real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo.

The Spanish side has been linked with the move of 22-year-old Alena for weeks amid her struggle to secure a regular place in Ronald Koeman’s starting XI, after returning to Camp Nou this summer after spending the second half of last season on loan. at Real Betis.

Alena has played five times for the Blaugrana in the current campaign, starting just one of those matches – the 4-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League in November.

Kubo, meanwhile, was loaned to Villarreal in October for the duration of the season and despite 19 appearances in all competitions, he only started seven matches – two in the league.

It has been reported in Spain that the 19-year-old is likely to leave the Yellow Sub next month to allow him to try his luck elsewhere in the top flight and Getafe have been highlighted as potential contenders.

Torres has confirmed that his side, which sit 13th in the table and just two points above the relegation zone, are interested in bringing either player to Coliseum Alfonso Perez in January, but admit that the club’s financial situation could make it difficult.

“Kubo wants to come,” he said on Onda Cero El Transistor program. “Yeah, the other backup might be Alena. But we’re not going to go crazy.”

La Liga President Javier Tebas announced this month that fans could return to Spanish stadiums from next month, but he appeared to revisit those comments weeks later after a meeting with the government minister of sports Irene Lozano, claiming that it would be “irresponsible”. to rush the supporters back.

But Torres is hopeful that the public will be allowed to enter soccer fields in Spain again, adding: “I hope the January 15 meeting will approve the return of people to the stadiums.”

Getafe visits La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid Wednesday in their final game of 2020, then start the new year with a home game against Real Valladolid the Saturday.

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