ESPANYOL SET TO SIGN OSASUNA STAR
By Jonny Owen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reports in Spain are claiming that Espanyol are close to agreeing personal terms with Osasuna midfielder Alex Fernandez, who will join the Barcelona side on a free transfer next month.
Alex Fernandez spent two forgettable seasons at Espanyol in the late nineties, but the 27-year-old is confident that things will turn out better this time.
Espanyol president, Daniel Sanchez Llibre, had admitted to holding talks with the player and that both parties are keen for the deal to be finalised. He also revealed that he felt Fernandez was a better player than he was when he left Espanyol four years ago.
News regarding Fernandez's move to Espanyol will come as a major blow to Pamplona based Osasuna, who claim that Fernandez gave them his word that he was going to renew.