Espanyol CEO Mao Ye has mentioned that whereas he intends to maintain in-demand striker Raul de Tomas, he could not assure that he’ll keep.
The Spain worldwide was solely outscored by Karim Benzema and Iago Aspas in La Liga final season and has since been linked with strikes to Premier League golf equipment resembling Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
Actual Madrid have additionally been touted with an curiosity of their academy graduate, whereas Bayern Munich too are mentioned to be maintaining tabs on him.
De Tomas returned later to pre-season coaching amid hypothesis of a transfer away and following Spain’s Nations League fixtures in June, and Ye has admitted that he might go away, although is hopeful this is not going to be the case,
“There isn’t a Raul de Tomas state of affairs. He arrived later within the pre-season and can want extra coaching time to succeed in the required degree,” he mentioned. “He has given us loads of high quality and he’s a key a part of the squad. This week, La Liga begins and we hope that ‘RDT’ will proceed to contribute for us.
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“There are days left out there. And there are at all times prospects [that De Tomas could leave]. However we’ve him in our squad.”
Espanyol kick off their new season away to Celta Vigo on Saturday earlier than going through capital sides Rayo Vallecano and Actual Madrid at house.