Barcelona midfielder Alex Collado has several offers on the table, but the immediate plan for the 23-year-old is to return to Camp Nou now that his loan spell with Granada is over and be part of pre-season. of the team. camp.
Collado, a member of the 2017-2018 UEFA Youth League, has a valid contract with Barca until 2023 and the team don’t intend to listen to any offers starting this summer.
As for Xavi, Mundo Deportivo say the manager wants to see the youngster on the pre-season tour and even the player hopes to continue with the Blaugrana in the long term.
Collado, who was not included in Barcelona’s senior squad in mid-2021, joined Granada on loan for the rest of the season in January. However, despite their best efforts, two goals and one assist in 17 games, Granada couldn’t avoid relegation.
And now that he’s back, Xavi wants to see more of the 23-year-old on the pre-season tour to see how he might fit into the scheme of things.
Collado has been making quite a splash in the transfer market, with the aforementioned outlet attributing firm interest to Eintracht Frankfurt. The publication says that several other teams have made contact, asking for his availability, but Barcelona have clarified that they want him in pre-season.
As such, Barcelona have no intention of sanctioning any transfer, but they will in fact consider offers high enough to consider.
But as previously reported, there is speculation that the 23-year-old, upon his return, will sign a two-year extension with the team. The decision is purely based on Xavi’s wish to work with the versatile midfielder, who has been used in three different positions in 17 games.
If the youngster manages to impress his manager, chances are Xavi will keep him as an understudy for the next season.