After spending some time in the academy of Alicante and Villareal, Inaki Pena joined the youth services of Barcelona.
Pena won the 2017-18 UEFA Youth League title with the Catalan giants and was a starter in the final. He then graduated from Barcelona’s academy and was given a three-year contract at the Blaugrana.
Pena started to play for Barcelona B (known as Barcelona Atletic now) and soon became a starter for the squad. His consistency earned him call-ups in the senior squad but he failed to make any appearances. Pena was sent to Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray on a loan. He played half a season for the Turkish team and then returned back to Barcelona.
Galatasaray want to rope in Barcelona custodian Inaki pena
After returning from his loan period, Inaki Pena was made the second-choice goalkeeper of the team. He took part in the pre-season friendlies and decided to stay as the deputy of Marc Andre ter Stegan.
The youngster’s contract however is ending at the end of the season and still, there’s confirmation about any renewal talks.
And now Spanish outlet Relevo has reported that Galatasaray wants to take advantage of this and sign the goalkeeper on a free transfer, next season.
After the worst season in the history of their club, Gala signed a lot of big names at the start of the season. Now their club legend Fernando Muslera is most likely going to leave the club at the end of this campaign. So they are finding someone to replace him permanently.
During his short loan at the club, Inaki Pena played very well. So with his contract ending next season, the goalkeeper became a big target for the Turkish club.
With marc Andre ter Stegen at his best, Barcelona currently have conceded only four goals in nine matches. Inaki Pena however, has not featured in any of them. However, he is expected to start in the Copa Del Rey matches.
It is understood that Barcelona will soon try to renew the Spanish goalkeeper’s contract. They want to keep Pen at the club for a long time.
Barcelona have made a great start to their la Liga campaign. They have won six of their first seven matches and are at the first position in the table. Barcelona will play Inter Milan in their next outing.