Sheffield United were credited with an interest in Barcelona’s Álex Collado in the final week of the window.
On deadline day, Sport stated the English club had reached an agreement with the La Liga side to sign the 22-year-old on a loan deal.
The deal, however, hasn’t gone through and the attacking midfielder will continue at the Camp Nou, at least until the window reopens in January.
Mundo Deportivo now state the player, who was made told by Ronald Koeman he will not have more game time, received a dry loan offer from the Championship side yesterday.
When ‘everything was more than agreed to 99 percent’ for Collado to join Sheffield United, ‘everything went to waste’. Mundo says ‘the pact was broken’ and ‘there were no explanations’, without making clear who broke the ‘pact’.
There were suggestions on Tuesday the attacker left Barca to join Slaviša Jokanović’s side on loan, convinced that he would have a future at the Camp Nou, something the La Liga side informed him when he signed the renewal.
However, sources from Collado’s environment have informed Mundo he ‘did not leave’.
Online, Mundo Deportivo add the ‘operation was broken at the last minute’, despite reaching an agreement with Sheffield United.
It’s also said the winger’s representative confirmed the player ‘stays’, and in return, breaking the ‘agreement with the English club’.
There’s no detailed explanation and we’ll have to wait to find out why the deal collapsed.