Luis Enrique has got his way and Nolito will reinforce Barcelona until the end of the season. Barcelona and Celta Vigo are finalising the deal at the moment, but in principle it has been agreed that the forward will return to Camp Nou on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy after that.
The deal is virtually agreed and the only thing left to settle are the terms of the option to buy. By mid-afternoon he knew his future lay at Camp Nou, back with one of his "footballing fathers", Luis Enrique.
The unique obstacle is trying to find a formula which will allow Barcelona to delay any payment beyond June 30, for the club's finances. Nolito and Barcelona have agreed a deal and the whole affair is expected to be finalised by the end of the week.