This may be the loan move that is the most difficult, but it is also the most needed.
Cristian Tello has received very few minutes this season and it shows. His form has dropped a lot from last season and at times he is even struggling to keep up with his teammates.
The best option right now may be to let Tello leave on loan for the rest of the season, since there are plenty of clubs that would love to have him in their starting lineups.
Regular playing time could help Tello rediscover the form he showed over the past few seasons and give him a better chance to fight for his place in the Barcelona squad next year.
However, loaning Tello could be a dangerous thing for La Blaugrana.
It was recently reported by Spanish paper Marca (via Metro) that Tello was very close to joining Liverpool on loan for the rest of the season. If Barcelona wants to keep him in the long run, joining Liverpool isn't the right move.
A club like Liverpool will likely request a long-term option or a purchase clause in the loan deal. Allowing Tello to join a relatively big club will likely spell the end of his Barcelona career.
This is a decisive time for Tello.
Not only is he competing with Neymar, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, he also knows that Gerard Deulofeu could return next season and would also be above him in the pecking order.
With him needing more minutes, staying at Barcelona just isn't going to help him. The best choice is to get more minutes on loan.
Barcelona would like to let Tello leave on loan with hopes that he returns, but the truth is that any move would likely be the end of his Barcelona career.
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