Comment and Analysis
The forward has seen his minutes drop, but his manager says he still trusts in the player.
The Blancos continue to rack up huge debts but remain among the world's top spenders. Their unrivaled position of power means their losses are not a major problem just now.
SPECIAL REPORT: The Argentine attacker is far from happy at the Catalan club and was only convinced to stay last season by former coach Tito Vilanova.