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Wolverhampton Wanderers can sign Carles Alena for just £7 million with Barcelona open to letting the midfielder join a Premier League club in the summer transfer window, as reported by Sport.  

Could the first signing of the Bruno Lage era be a former Spain U21 international who lifted the La Liga title in 2019? 

A whole host of clubs in the Spanish top flight are keen on Alena too. But, with the likes of Granada and Getafe unable to stump up the kind of fee Barcelona want, Sport claim that Wolves may be the most likely destination for a player now entering the final 12 months of his contract. 

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At the age of 23, Alena is desperate to make up for lost time. 

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The La Masia graduate has always been highly regarded at the Camp Nou.

But, after falling behind teen sensations Pedri and Ilaix Moriba in Ronald Koeman’s pecking order, Alena has allegedly come to the conclusion that he must leave the Catalonian kingdom in order to make a name for himself elsewhere. 

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The play-maker’s intelligence and craft in the final third should excite a Wolves fanbase tired of the sort of stodgy, sluggish performances that became a regular occurrence during the final few months of the Nuno Espirito Santo regime. 

Alena, in theory, should slot in nicely to the ‘number ten’ role that Morgan Gibbs-White made his own towards the end of 2020/21. 

The Catalan-born play-maker, who was once compared to the legendary Xavi Hernandez due to his composure in possession, impressed during a loan spell at Getafe in the second half of last term. 

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