Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena reportedly came close to a late loan move to Real Betis during the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old is believed to have agreed to make the switch near the close of the transfer window but the deal ultimately fell through, according to Canal Sur Radio.

Apparently, the move broke down because of uncertainty over midfielder Ivan Rakitic’s future, with the Croatian also linked with a late move away from the Camp Nou.