Monday January 27 2020
Espanyol to face partial stadium closure due to racism

La Liga look set to punish Espanyol for racial insults from their fans by forcing a partial closure of their RCDE Stadium.

The report is outlined by Marca, which claims that the league will punish the Catalan club for the racist chants towards Athletic Club Bilbao forward Inaki Williams on Saturday.

Williams was subjected to racial insults from a number of home fans after he was substituted off during the league draw.

Sunday January 26 2020
Spanish PM condemns racist abuse of Inaki Williams

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has criticised the racist abuse of Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams at Espanyol this weekend.

The Spanish U21 international was was targeted during their 1-1 draw with the Catalan side, and Sanchez has issued a message of support for Williams.

Saturday January 25 2020
Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams confirms racist abuse at Espanyol

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams confirms he was targeted with racist abuse during their 1-1 draw at Espanyol.

The 25-year old was subjected to chanting from the home fans during the game, and as he was substituted on the 69th minute.

The Basque born attacker, who has Ghanaian parents, criticised the incident in his post-match interview, with La Liga now set to investigate the incident.

Sunday January 19 2020
Getafe's Leandro Cabrera agrees to join Espanyol

Getafe defender Leandro Cabrera is on the verge of joining Espanyol after they paid his €9M release clause with Jose Bordalas' side.

New manager Abelardo Fernandez has already broken the club's transfer record, with a €20M move for Benfica striker Raul de Tomas, and he is expected to bring more new faces into the RCDE Stadium before the end of the January transfer window.

Sunday January 19 2020
Espanyol want Rayo Vallecano star Adri Embarba

Espanyol are set to move for Rayo Vallecano midfielder Adri Embarba according to reports in Marca.

The Catalan side were linked with a move to the South of Madrid ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, but Rayo rejected their initial bid of €5M in August.

However, new manager Abelardo Fernandez is still keen on bringing him to the RCDE Stadium, and they are set to table a €7.5M bid in the coming weeks.

Sunday January 12 2020
Espanyol want Napoli star Jose Callejon

Espanyol are reportedly looking to continue their January transfer window spending with a move for Napoli forward Jose Callejon.

The Catalan side have already been busy in recent days, bringing in striker Raul de Tomas from Portuguese side Benfica on a big money deal, and new manager Abelardo Fernandez has confirmed that he expects to make more signings before the end of the month.

Friday January 10 2020
Raul de Tomas 'motivated' as Espanyol record signing

New Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas is ‘motivated’ by becoming the club’s most expensive ever signing.

The Spaniard joined the Catalan club earlier this week from Benfica for initially €20m plus a further €2.5m in add-ons.

De Tomas joined Lisbon giants Benfica from Real Madrid in the summer in a €20m switch but did not scored a league goal for the club, for whom he has made just seven appearances in the competition.

Thursday January 9 2020
Espanyol face charge on Gerard Pique, Shakira insults

Espanyol face disciplinary action from La Liga for chants from their fans directed towards Shakira - the wife of Barcelona’s Gerard Pique.

It has been reported that the derogatory chants came from an a group of 500 fans of the Catalan club and it has alleged to have been sung on 13 separate occasions throughout last Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

Thursday January 9 2020
Espanyol want Real Betis winger Cristian Tello

Espanyol are hopeful of signing Real Betis winger Cristian Tello this month, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.

Formerly of Fiorentina and Porto, the former Barcelona winger - who scored 20 goals in his stint at the Camp Nou - is said to be happy with his role at Betis, but he may yet move on.

Thursday January 9 2020
Done deal: Espanyol sign Benfica striker Raul de Tomas

Espanyol have completed the signing of Benfica striker Raul de Tomas on a six-and-a-half year contract, the club have confirmed.

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