Eibar's sixth summer in the top flight required a change in club policy. Since his arrival in Primera, the Barça squad had opted for the continuity of their important players. Little did it matter what offers came to Ipurua's offices. The payment of the clauses was the only method for the players to leave the Eibar. That is history. The Basque painting needs to increase its income and television does not allow for more. He had to find other ways to get money and the sale of footballers was the solution. Jose Luis Mendilibar left on vacation with the peace of mind that the club had made an important effort to retain basic pieces like Ivan Ramis, Sergi Enrich or Charles Dias. He did not care as much about the signings to be made as the continuity of most of his players. But Fran Garagarza has not been able to fulfill his wishes. First it was Joan Jordán, a sale that was assumed to a greater or lesser extent, and now it is Rubén Peña, who will play until 2024 in Villarreal.