Álex Collado will renew his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2024. The Spanish club and the player from Sabadell reached an agreement to extend the contract for a year. The club ensures the continuity of one of the most promising young players that La Masia produced in recent years. This season he will have the opportunity to demonstrate his quality. Either on loan or at the Camp Nou.
Collado took advantage of his half-year loan at Granada to regain his self-confidence. The player from Valles was reportedly very happy at the Nuevo Los Cármenes. Despite the delicate sporting situation at Nazarí, he showed his potential in the 17 games he played in the red and white shirt. Collado only missed two matches during his time at Granada. Collado played for three different coaches since January: Robert Moreno, Rubén Torrecilla and Aitor Karanka. All of them showed faith in him and gave him the continuity he needed.
Part of the squad next season
After the experience in Andalusia, Xavi told him that he has a chance to prove himself in the 2022/23 preseason. However, the continuity of Ousmane Dembélé and the signing of Raphinha might close the doors on the winger positions. However, the club wanted to show faith in Collado by renewing his contract.
Xavi tried to use Collado both as a forward and as a midfielder. His profile fits with what the coach requires for his scheme for the midfield and. However, there’s very hard competition with players like Pedri, Gavi, Kessie, Sergi Roberto and, if they stay, Frenkie de Jong and Miralem Pjanic. Therefore, the young forward will have opportunities throughout the season.
Collado is still part of the squad, but all signs show that he will leave on loan. However, extending the contract of Alex Collado will allow him to prove himself again next summer.