Marcus McGuane could return to England this month, after reaching an agreement over personal terms, according to his current manager.

Marcus McGuane during his Barcelona first team debut. (via Twitter)
Marcus McGuane during his Barcelona first-team debut (via Twitter)

Former Gunner McGuane is currently on loan with Telstar from FC Barcelona. He’s up to 16 appearances for the season, scoring once and assisting three goals from midfield.

According to his boss and former Arsenal academy manager Andries Jonker, that loan spell could be coming to an end.

“He (McGuane) is not back in Velsen-Zuid, because he has reached a personal agreement with a club,” Jonker told NH Sport.

“We are negotiating with that team to get out of [his current loan deal]. In the expectation that the clubs will work it out, we told him he can stay in England.”

Jonker refused to answer questions on which club it was chasing the young midfielder.

McGuane spent his entire youth career with Arsenal, from all the way back in 2005. He made his senior debut in the 2017/18 Europa League, before leaving for Barcelona.

After struggling to work his way into the Barcelona B team, he left for Telstar and more consistent game time on loan. That plan appears to be working, as he had no trouble getting games in the first half of the season and drew enough interest for this January move.

There’s no word on whether it’s another loan from Barcelona or a permanent move. A permanent deal would make the most sense, especially to a team where he can play regularly.

If it’s at the point where he’s missing games to get the deal done, it must be close. We should know exactly where he’s heading soon enough.

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