With the renewal of Javi puado and the end of speculation about its possible progress in the event that this contract extension is not carried out, the Spanish He practically closed his lead for the 2021-22 season while waiting for a small touch-up. The attack of 50 goals last year, led by the youth squad himself, Raúl de Tomás, Adrián Embarba and the twenty-something Nico Melamed. Quarry and quality for an attack liked by Vicente Moreno.
Lover of 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 as a starting point, the Valencian coach is clear that in First, unlike Second, it will be difficult to play with RdT and Nanny Dimata in attack at the same time taking into account that it will be necessary to strengthen the center of the field. Javi Puado and Adrián Embarba, authors of 12 and nine goals respectively the previous year, started with an advantage to occupy the flanks accompanying Raúl de Tomás in the attack point, top scorer with 23 goals.
The midfielder will be the most open position in the squad. Nico Melamed (six goals), despite his youth and little experience in the First Division, would be the coach’s bravest option, although Óscar Melendo or Dimata himself in matches especially at the RCDE Stadium could be an alternative as they already were in LaLiga SmartBank . Espanyol has different profiles to choose from, there also lies the advantage of having such versatile players.
The touch-up that the club hopes to undertake is the arrival of a winger after they can start Matías Vargas and Álvaro Vadillo. Both players will be loaned out to release a salary mass after, in addition, their poor performance the previous season in which they hardly had opportunities. Without too many resources, Espanyol is looking for an experienced and unbalancing band player, a market opportunity like Vadillo (he is without luck) last September.