Following the many reports from the Spanish media claiming Ramon Planes had decided to leave Barcelona, his departure from the club was announced by the Camp Nou side this week.

In an official statement, the Catalan club, who hadn’t wanted to part ways at this stage, thanked their former technical secretary and director for the work he did, as he also released a letter about his farewell.

At the end of the last week, when Planes’ exit was still being worked on, Marca reported Newcastle United were thinking of bringing the official to England.

It was claimed that the Magpies had already made contact to sign him as a technical secretary, and that would fit his desire, since his plan would be to work abroad. He’d had the offer of a return to Espanyol, but was clearly tempted by what else could become available.

Now with his exit from Barcelona confirmed, Marca return to talking about Newcastle.

The outlet now writes that Planes is now ‘studying the option’ of continuing his career away from Spain, and Newcastle United is a ‘potential destination’.

Their report doesn’t make it clear how the talks between the official and the Premier League side are going, even though the move is certainly easier now that he’s free to sign for anyone he wants.

Planes has worked as a sporting director at multiple Spanish sides and had been at Barcelona in several roles since 2018.