They ask for the player on loan with no purchase option, but with a compensation clause
This winter, Barça can not assume the price of Nolito, €18 million, and is now looking for imaginative solutions to meet the desires of Luis Enrique. The market will be closed in one week and the club has submitted the last bid to close the deal with Celta, as reported by the newspaper Sport.
The final offer would be a free loan deal until the end of the season without a purchase option but with a compensation clause if FC Barcelona does not sign Nolito in the next summer. The Board can not spend a single euro now nor can include a purchase option that could be interpreted as an expense of the current season.
Thus, the club expects Celta to make an effort of confidence despite Barça might not finish signing Nolito next summer. In this case, the club offers a possible compensation either economic or by transfering some players. Now we'll see how the Galician club reacts, as he has always asked for the €18 million euros clause.
Meanwhile, the player has trained with the squad but is doubtful for the Copa match against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday for "little discomfort" because of the injury he suffered in December.