Report: Pochettino to use friendship with midfielder’s agent to seal transfer
According to a report by the Express, Mauricio Pochettino could use his friendship with Barcelona’s midfielder Carlos Alena’s agent to get a loan deal for the midfielder over the line in January.
Pochettino is said to be very close friends with Alena’s representative, Ivan de la Pena and the pair reportedly watched the 21-year-old play last season in a Barcelona B tie at the Miniestadi in Catalonia.
de la Pena is a former professional footballer having played for Barcelona as well as Espanyol, whilst Pochettino was also a player there.
Mundo Deportivo reported a couple of days ago that Barcelona have decided to let Alena leave on a loan deal in January in order to help him get some game time under his belt.
While the youngster i...
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