Munir El Haddadi is reportedly set to return to Barcelona in the coming summer transfer window after Valencia had decided against activating the €12m (£10.1m, $13,1m) clause to get his services on a permanent basis. Furthermore, Super Deporte adds that the Under 21 Spanish international is also likely to prove himself at the Nou Camp.
The 21-year-old forward served as a back-up for Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar at the Barcelona first-team since making an impressive breakthrough into the first-team during the 2014-2015 campaign.
The Spaniard scored 10 goals in 45 appearances for Barcelona during the process but the Catalans decided to let him move during the last summer transfer window in order to give him more regular time somewhere else.
Celta Vigo, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton were then reportedly interested in his signing but Barcelona finally agreed to send him on loan to Valencia following Paco Alcacer's move in the opposite direction to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona then revealed that Valencia got an option to secure his services on a permanent basis at the end of the season for €12m as part of the deal.
"FC Barcelona and Valencia CF have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Munir for the season 2016/17," the La Liga giants confirmed. "The club from Valencia will take over the player's contract for the season at the end of which Valencia CF will have the option to buy the player for the figure of 12 million euros. FC Barcelona would be eligible for a percentage of any future transfer away from Valencia due to an agreed sell-on clause."
Munir has since started 22 La Liga games for Valencia, scoring 6 goals, including two in his two encounters against his parent club.
However, Super Deporte claims that Valencia will not exercise their option to get him on permanent and that the player will return to Barcelona – unless things change massively from now to the end of the season.
The Valencia local publications suggests that the main reason behind the decision is not Munir performances but the number of changes that have been at Mestalla since the summer.
Nevertheless, Valencia have had three different managers since Munir's arrival but also has changed the sporting director. Furthermore, last month Los Che already signed a new striker ahead of the future by activating an option reportedly worth €16m to make Simone Zaza loan move from Juventus permanent.
Super Deporte adds that Munir is also likely to return to Barcelona. However, it is still uncertain whether the Catalans give him a chance to establish himself in the first-team as they are also expected to make a huge overhaul in the coming summer transfer window.