The 21-year-old defender has spent the last two seasons outside Catalonia, taking in loan spells at Schalke and Real Betis.

Miranda is only focused in helping Real Betis qualify for Europa League

Juan Miranda is among those nearing the end of his current contract with Barcelona, ​​but a two-year extension for the promising left-back has been discussed, and he will hold future talks with those at the Camp Nou this summer. The 21-year-old defender has spent the last two seasons outside Catalonia, taking in loan spells at Schalke and Real Betis. That has been seen the academy graduate gain helpful experience, and the option of triggering a clause his current deal to take him through to 2023 is being mulled over. Miranda has told reporters when quizzed on his plans, with Barca – as they are with Lionel Messi – reluctant to see talented performers hit free agency: “Now is not the time to think about that.”

“Barca and Betis will talk when the moment is right, probably at the end of the season. Right now, I’m only interested in helping Betis qualify for Europe. When the league is over, we can talk.” It has been speculated that Barca will renew Miranda’s deal with them before sanctioning another long season at Betis. That option could appeal to the Spain U21 international as he is eager to see regular playing time at an essential stage of his development. He added: “I’m young, and I need to play minutes. We want to get to Europe in these final games, which is good for the club and me, and the three sides will decide after the season.” Miranda, who has been linked with Juventus in the past, has taken 21 appearances for Real Betis this season.

He helped them reach the sixth spot in the LaLiga table, with five games left to wrap up the 2021-22 Europa League qualification.