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Espanyol exodus imminent as Gerard Moreno, Aaron Martin and David Lopez linked with moves away

Managerless Espanyol could face a challenging summer as news breaks that three of their first team stars could be on the move away from Barcelona. SPORT say that deals are almost sealed for top scorer Gerard Moreno to return to former club Villarreal as the east coast club will pay 20 million euros to purchase 50% of his ownership as they already have the remaining 50% from when he last played for the club. Espanyol will not take up the option to purchase an extra 30% of his rights which would…

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Experienced Ramis faces off against unusually out-of-form Moreno

With Eibar and Espanyol’s European hopes dying as quickly as they had begun, Tuesday’s dead rubber clash provides chance for both to experiment. Quique Sanchez Flores has watched his Espanyol deteriorate from being on the brink of the Europa League places to ten points separating them from relegation. Despite elimination from La Liga being highly unlikely, the Catalan club need to turn their fortunes around and without a win in their last four and no goals either, Flores’ position could be up for question. One player they will be hoping…

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La Liga Goal of Round 23: Gerard Moreno vs Celta Vigo

Gerard Moreno’s strike against Celta Vigo for Espanyol is our Goal of the Week for Round 23 in La Liga. Despite dominating the game, home side Celta failed to see put the match and allowed the visitors to get themselves an impressive point. Gomez, who almost left the Galician club for China in January; has been in superb form this season and his leveller following Leo Baptistao’s opener proved vital for the home side. Gomez was at the centre of everything good – Celta did during the game, and he…

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Espanyol’s Moreno denies Villarreal return rumours

Espanyol striker Gerard Moreno has denied reports linking him with a move to former club Villarreal. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Villarreal could make a move for their former striker after Cedric Bakambu received an offer from China. The Congolese striker has been in superb form this season, netting an impressive 14 goals in all competitions but the Yellow Submarine have been helpless in their desire to keep hold of him past interest from China. Bakambu’s links to China follow that of Maxi Gomez, who was on the verge…

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Bakambu out, Moreno in at Villarreal

Villarreal boss Javi Calleja has announced that Cedric Bakambu will leave the club this month, whilst a reported bid has been made to Espanyol for Gerard Moreno. The Congolese striker has been in superb form this season, netting an impressive 14 goals in all competitions but the Yellow Submarine have been helpless in their desire to keep hold of him past interest from China. Bakambu’s links to China follow that of Maxi Gomez, who was on the verge of leaving Celta Vigo before the winter break. And, after negotiations over…

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Las Palmas and Espanyol meet in need of points

It may be too early to say this is a battle for survival but come then end of the season this game could be very important in terms of who stays up and who goes down. Las Palmas come into this game on the back of defeat to Alaves, while Espanyol also head into the game on the back of defeat against Girona on Monday night. If previous meetings between these two are anything to go by then Las Palmas have the upper hand when they play at the Estadio…

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Gerard Moreno slammed referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Espanyol striker Gerard Moreno has discussed his disallowed goal against Levante on Friday evening, criticising Alberto Undiano Mallenco. In what was La Liga’s opening fixture of the weekend following the international break – the game proved to be a fairly disappointing one in terms of entertainment. Both sides had lost before the break and were desperate to return to winning ways on Friday but the game was played out to a scoreless draw. Leo Baptistao had chances for the home side, but he sent two close range efforts over the top…

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Espanyol prepare new contract for striker Gerard Moreno

RCD Espanyol are desperate to tie down their top goalscorer from last season, Gerard Moreno. He scored 13 goals and registered 4 assists as he missed only one game in 2017/18. That form attracted summer interest from Villarreal, though they never made an official bid for their former player who they sold to the Catalan club in 2015. His current contract is set to run until 2020, but Los Pericos are hoping to extend the deal until 2021 with a higher release clause to deter interest from their rivals. With…

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La Liga’s wage cap means it’s one in one out for Espanyol

RCD Espanyol are unable to sign any more players due to restrictions from the wage cap imposed by La Liga, say Catalan newspaper Sport. The framework has already prevented the club from signing Catalan left-back Didac Vila, who has reached an agreement with current club AEK Athens to bring an early end to his contract in Greece. After the signing of Naldo, Espanyol are left with only a very small margin left in the wages they are permitted to spend and are unable to pay Vila such an amount. The…

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Villarreal set their sights on Gerard Moreno as Roberto Solado’s replacement

Villarreal have made Gerard Moreno their man target as they look to replace outgoing striker Roberto Soldado. Moreno made his breakthrough with Villarreal before leaving for current club Espanyol in 2015 for around €1.5 million. However, he could be set for a return to the Yellow Submarine, who, according to AS have made their intentions of signing the striker clear to Espanyol. Now the transfer would be more complicated than most because Villarreal still half-own Moreno from his time at the club. It’s thought that Villarreal would only have to table…

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