Soldevilla heads for Serie A
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Toni Soldevilla will be leaving Espanyol to continue his career in Italy.Defender Toni Soldevilla has confirmed he will be leaving Espanyol to continue his career in Italy this summer.
The 26-year-old has been at Espanyol for the past ten years having coming through the club's youth ranks, but has decided to seek pastures new for 'family and personal reasons'.
"It is a decision that I considered carefully and made some time ago," he stated.
It is widely expected that Parma will be his destination after they escaped relegation by beating Bologna in a play-off.
He was offered a new deal by Espanyol as well as newly-promoted Alaves, but has opted to test himself in Serie A.
Another player seemingly on his way out of Espanyol is winger Oscar Serrano.
The 23-year-old enjoyed an impressive start to last season having been signed on an initial 12-month contract from minnows Figueres and was thought to have inked a three-year extension last September.
However, he and his agent now claim that deal was not binding and insist he is free to leave the club this summer having fallen out of favour in the second half of the season.
Espanyol are keen to retain the left-sided forward, but he has targeted a move to Racing Santander and is expected to move on in the coming weeks.