It looks highly likely that Sergio Garcia will put pen to paper on a seventh season with RCD Espanyol despite taking a substantial pay cut to do so, according to MARCA.
The veteran also has better offers on the table, particularly from the Middle East, but is keen to remain at the RCDE Stadium after returning last summer under Quique Sanchez Flores.
Now working under new coach Rubi, Garcia’s contract extension is one of very few deals close to completion in Cornella.
The club are also expecting Jose Jurado to leave the club in the coming weeks whilst they are not expecting any imminent arrivals.
Borja Iglesias has been made an offer but the Celta Vigo striker, who was prolific on loan at Real Zaragoza last season, has a number of offers to choose from and is in no rush to make a decision.
That is not to say that Chen Yansheng and the club’s Chinese owners are not investing though, with a 15 million euro training ground project currently being developed, say MARCA.
The plans for Ciudad Deportiva Dani Jarque will look to create a profitable youth system for the club to help them to compete with city rivals Barcelona and other top Spanish clubs when it comes to signing young players to join the ranks and work there way through to the first team.