Espanyol to raid Die Bundesliga?
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reports in Spain suggest Espanyol have targeted Hertha Berlin midfielder Marcelinho.
Reports in Spain suggest Espanyol have targeted Hertha Berlin's unsettled midfielder Marcelinho.
The Spaniards' coach Ernesto Valverde is in the market for a number of reinforcements to a side that will play Uefa Cup football in the forthcoming season.
And Brazilian Marcelinho, an attack-minded playmaker, could fit the bill for last season's Copa Del Rey winners, after a fall-out with Hertha which resulted in the player arriving back late for pre-season training.
Marcelinho has long been linked with a move to La Liga but suitors' previous attempts to persuade Hertha to sell the 31-year-old foundered.
Espanyol may now succeed where others have failed, with speculation increasing that the RCD's technical staff have persuaded the club's directors to begin negotiations with the Bundesliga outfit.