As confirmed on their official website, Elche have managed to complete a deal with Barcelona that will see Álex Collado play for the club this season.
Yesterday it was announced that the two sides arrived at an agreement over the transfer of the 23-year-old.
According to the deal, Collado will spend the 2022/23 season on loan at Elche, with the club having no option to buy him permanently next June.
Barcelona will cover 50% of the midfielder’s wages.
“A new chapter is opening, a new stage is beginning, a year in which we are going to enjoy and experience the centenary of this historic club. I am Álex Collado and this year I will proudly play for the green stripe,” he told the club’s media.
Xavi believes that a loan spell at an other La Liga side will allow Collado to continue developing as a player and will enable him to accumulate more game time under his belt.