Alex Collado decided to pack his bags this Sunday. And it is not a cliché but literal because The youth squad left the concentration at the Germany hotel this morning to travel to Barcelona in order to close his loan. It must be remembered that the forward already sent a very clear message after the first friendly of the preseason, against Nàstic, by ensuring that he considered his cycle in the subsidiary fully closed and that He only contemplated playing in the first team or leaving on loan. The coach himself, Ronald Koeman, already made it very clear that he saw it very difficult to have continuity with them this season, so everything indicated that the solution would be outside the club.
During the following preseason games, Collado was seeing how he was losing prominence and he was running out of minutes (against Stuttgart he did not play), so you have finally decided to step forward and accept an assignment.
In principle, everything indicates that it will not be a Spanish club and that the announcement could be imminent, especially because of the hasty way that Collado has abandoned the concentration. Of course, before traveling to Barcelona, the player was able to speak for a few moments with Joan Laporta, who is still in Germany, who wished him all the luck in the world for his next adventure.
Thus, Koeman is left with 24 players to face the rest of the stage and prepare for the fourth friendly of the preseason: against RB Salzburg on August 4.