Espanyol who are very much in transition have moved swiftly in the transfer market to try and stop the slide towards division 2. The club despite being solid at the back have struggled for goals in the league which has resulted in the club dropping into the relegation zone.
Merino 91, Morata 91, Henrique 88, Pino 87, Sancet 85, Sousa 73, Oyarzabal 92, Garcia 84
Wijnaldrum 93, Suarez 93, Firmino 93, Herrera 90, , Vlasic 89 Akturkoglu 85, Perraud 86.
“Contractually we are on the brink of the sack. You never want to part with younger players who are going to just keep getting better, but its pointless building for the future if another manager takes your job and benefits from your hard work. We’ve opted to bring some higher rated players in but also some decent under 25s who have improvement in them. I’m never affraid to gamble, or change direction. We’ve a lot of young players, who i feel need a little experience around them. Staying in division 1 is our objective and I think we can improve on our position with these signings. We have a few weeks to wait until all deals are completed, but im satisfied with our business”