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Barcelona set to sell their La Masia graduate Alex Collado this summer

Alex Collado

Barcelona spoke with Alex Collado’s agent yesterday and informed him of their plan to part ways with the 24-year-old academy graduate during the summer transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo’s Gabriel Sans. Collado emerged from the young ranks at Barça’s La Masia academy raising many expectations. However, his professional career hasn’t progressed according to his expectations, as he has failed to carve himself a spot in the Blaugrana system while also failing to impress on loan spells.

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Barcelona informs Alex Collado’s agent about their intentions to sell him

The Spaniard played the 2022/23 season on loan at Elche CF. However he only made 17 appearances in all competitions, scoring a single goal and assisting once. Collado is headed back to Barcelona shortly but he is not in Xavi’s plans for the upcoming season. Elche CF can’t retain the player as no buy option is contained in the contract.

As a result, the La Liga champions met with his agent, Albert Botines, yesterday to tell him about their plans to sell him permanently during the forthcoming transfer window. Considering that his contract expires in 2024, the Catalan giants have no interest in loaning him out. Hence Barca’s only interest is an outright sale, although the sale would be dependent on the type of offers received.

According to the source, Collado has received bids from freshly promoted La Liga club Las Palmas, in addition to other Spanish clubs, as well as clubs from Greece and Turkey. Last week, Garcia Pimienta met with numerous members of Barça’s sports executives. The former subsidiary coach is looking to bolster his recently promoted Las Palmas side, with ALex Collado his major aim. He also wants Arnau Tenas.

It is currently uncertain where the 24-year-old La Masia graduate will ultimately end up before the start of the upcoming season, with an exit from Barcelona looming heavily.

Barça wants to lower its pay expenditure by June 30th in order to sign and register new players. The management is focusing on the departures of five players. They are namely Clément Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Sergio Dest, ALex Collado, and Gustavo Maia.

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