Official: Bardi joins Espanyol

Espanyol have announced the signing of goalkeeper Francesco Bardi from Inter on a season-long loan, with the option of a permanent deal next summer.

The 23-year-old arrives as a direct replacement for Kiko Casilla, who recently joined Real Madrid, and will compete with Pau Lopez for the No 1 spot at Cornella-El Prat.

Bardi, who is Italy Under-21’s most capped shot-stopper, passed a medical and put pen to paper earlier in the week, but the deal was held up due to a disagreement on the transfer fee, which remains undisclosed.

Nonetheless, the former Livorno, Novara and Chievo man will be unveiled by Los Periquitos at 12:00 CET on Monday.

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