Just when it appeared all business was done at Espanyol, then they pull off another mammoth Spanish capture. This time its Spanish International, Teenage sensation Yeremi Pino, who will join from Man City with Turkish teenager Emre Demir. Off to City is influential playmaker Fekir.
“grabbing top young international players is tough in top 100, in Pino, he’s up there with Oyarzabal as key captures for this club. We’ve not really looked too much on nationality of players when identifying them as potential target’s. However we’ve now managed to sign 10 Spanish players, which will be massive for our fabric. We are on a journey which is seeing high turnover over of players, as we look to trade our way into a position of stability. The team is taking shape, the average age of the squad is decreasing, whilst our key assets are growing. Pino in particular is an exciting signing, not long turned 19, already a full international, and versatile in attacking areas. It was always going to take a special offer for us to part with Fekir. He creates so many chances and goals. His departure will hurt us a lot in the short term, and it could be 4 or 5 positions in the league table. Its a gamble to let him go now, but we cannot pass the opportunity to sign exceptional footballers, in Pino we have just signed one.
Demir could be anything, there is certainly a lot of hype surrounding him in Turkey and he has already joined a big club in Barcelona. It’s a bonus he is coming too, but he is likely to be a long term prospect”