Barcelona will delay signing Alvaro Morata on loan

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Barcelona will delay signing Alvaro Morata on loan as the first thing they need to do is to remove excess players from the club in January.

According to Spanish outlet Marca, a transfer from Morata to Barcelona may not take place in the near term. Because La Liga clubs have to sell surplus players such as Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Yusuf Demir, who are borrowed from Rapid Vienna.

Previously, it was report that Barcelona were close to agreeing to loan Morata from Atletico Madrid. A change to the club from Juventus, who is currently on loan this season. But there is news that the Bianconeri is not willing to release.

However, Barca’s biggest hurdle is the need to remove a number of players from the squad this January. To clear the vacant space and control the number of club wages to be within the specified criteria. 

After previously spending huge sums to grab Spanish winger Ferran Torres from Manchester City for the first time in January. With Coutinho and Umtiti two high-paid players, Barca are most in need of a sale. While 18-year-old winger Demir has just one game left on the pitch. The €10 million buyout clause from Rapid Vienna will apply immediately.