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Samper joins Las Palmas on loan

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper has joined fellow La Liga outfit Las Palmas on a season long loan, as reported days ago here at La Liga News UK.

The Canarian club announced the signing on their official website and social media accounts this afternoon and said that he will arrive in Gran Canaria at 14:40 on Friday afternoon.

The 22 year old is highly regarded at Barcelona but the Catalan club believe it best for him to gain experience elsewhere, just as he did last season at relegated Granada.

Samper made his breakthrough in the 2013/14 season, playing under now Real Sociedad manager Eusebio Sacristan, for Barcelona B in the second tier of Spanish football. The club finished 3rd and Samper was named the midfielder of the season.

In 2015 he was included by boss Luis Enrique in his squad for the World Club Championship in Japan before making his La Liga debut at the Camp Nou versus Getafé in March 2016.

The youngster is seen by Las Palmas this season as a replacement for departed midfielder Roque Mesa, who joined Swansea City earlier this summer, and is expected to go straight into the squad for Saturday’s home game against Atlético Madrid.

The Yellows are also said to be interested in a possible loan move for Atléti youngster Thomas Partey, to replace Kevin Prince Boateng who returned to Germany to be nearer his family.

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