Chen Yansheng has targeted the Champions League in three years after taking full control of Espanyol.
The takeover of Los Periquitos by Chen’s Rastar Group was this week confirmed and the Chinese businessman has spoken to the Press on Thursday, former majority shareholder Daniel Sanchez Libre also attending as he will be an advisor to Chen for four years.
“I hope the team is in the Champions League and healthy in less than three years but I don’t want to put pressure on [Coach] Constantin Galca,” Chen said, Marca reports.
“[The city of] Barcelona can have two powerful clubs. I’ve been following Espanyol for 20 years, seeing the games on television. As well as an investment, it’s a passion.”