Club Brugge are close to signing Alex Collado from Barcelona, according to Fabrizio Romano. Barcelona have officially confirmed that the player left the pre-season squad with the club’s permission to resolve his future.
Alex Collado to Join Club Brugge on Loan
Limited Gametime Likely Caused Collado to Move Out of Barcelona
The young Spaniard has sporadically played for Barcelona during pre-season, with Ronald Koeman opting for Yusuf Demir ahead of the winger. Collado has managed just 75 minutes of action in three matches. Despite Barcelona using a depleted squad for pre-season, the 22-year-old has not made a start in pre-season.
A La Masia graduate, Alex Collado has been with Barcelona since 2009. The Spaniard progressed through the youth academy and made his professional debut for Barcelona reserves in 2018. He has been a regular in the reserve squad and made his debut for the senior team in 2019.
Collado has struggled to build from his debut and made just one more appearance for the senior squad. He has been one of several players that has gone down the pecking order following the arrival of world-class superstars. A move to Brugge could see Collado finally getting regular minutes in the first-team.
Alex Collado Will be the Seventh First-Team Player to Move out of Barcelona
Barcelona’s financial crisis has seen several of their player moving out of the club this transfer window. The Catalan giants’ necessity to raise capital has seen Junior Firpo, Carles Alena, and Jean-Clair Todibo transferred out of the club. They also allowed Juan Miranda to move on a free transfer to Real Betis, while young winger Francisco Trincao moved out of the club to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan. Meanwhile, Matheus Fernandes had his contract terminated, despite not having had an official presentation.