Former Barcelona coach hoping to poach two youngsters for Las Palmas

Las Palmas secured the future of coach Francisco Garcia Pimienta last week, managing to get a renewal done after he secured them promotion. Garcia Pimienta is now looking to use his Barcelona connections in order to strengthen his side ahead of the upcoming La Liga campaign.

As per Sport, the former Barcelona Atletic coach is hoping to bring in creative midfielder Alex Collado and goalkeeper Arnau Tenas.

The former has spent the last 18 months on loan at Elche without much success, but has played 89 times under Garcia Pimienta, scoring 22 times and assisting 11. Collado was also his captain at Barca Atletic, and is thought to have a price tag of around €3m.

Meanwhile Arnau Tenas is out of contract this summer. The Blaugrana have the option to extend his deal by two years, and are thought to be deciding whether he should remain at Barca Atletic – he is the current captain – or be loaned out.

Given Garcia Pimienta’s favoured style of play and familiarity with both of those players, these might be moves that make sense for for all parties. He may well be able to get the best out of them at Las Palmas, and in Collado’s case in particular, he is in desperate need for regular football again.

Tags Alex Collado Arnau Tenas Barcelona Barcelona Atletic Francisco Javier Garcia Pimienta Las Palmas

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  1. Players like alex collardo and nico gonzález need to be sold this year not loaned,they are obviously not good enough for barca and they need to make some money from them no matter how big or how little it is,barca have got to be one of the worst clubs in the world at selling players its unbelievable every year they hold onto unwanted players or loan them out just to not have them around the 1st team players instead of just selling them its crazy and makes no sense whatsoever,and just incase anyone comments that selling players isn’t easy,that players have to want to leave,clubs have to be interested in them come on now we all know that’s bs.

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