Afellay set to leave Barcelona on loan, says agent

The versatile Dutchman's representative has stated that they are in talks with a number of clubs about a potential loan move, and had been previously offered to Arsenal and Inter
Ibrahim Afellay's agent, Rob Jansen, has revealed that the Netherlands international is likely to leave Barcelona on a temporary basis this summer.

The former PSV star appears to be surplus to requirements at the Catalan side and was left out of the match-squad for the 2-1 win over Osasuna at the weekend.

Therefore, Afellay is keen to move on in order to get regular first-team football elsewhere, and a loan move seems to be on the horizon.

"He has the qualities to succeed at Barcelona, but endured a setback with his injury. It might therefore be better to try and get more playing time elsewhere. We're currently in the process of looking into the possibilities," Jansen stated to Studio Voetbal.

"We are talking about a loan move here. It all depends on Barcelona, though. They decide where their players are going. There are a number of clubs that are very concrete. We are in talks with several clubs."

Afellay joined Barcelona from PSV in January 2011, but a serious knee injury prevented him from making an impact last season.

The Dutchman was offered to both Inter and Arsenal earlier this summer, as exclusively revealed, but neither club seem willing to part with a large sum of money for a player returning from injury.