Barça is trying to speed up the departures of Nico and Collado. The contacts with Porto for the midfielder are close to an agreement. Although some of the figures for the repurchase operation are pending. Meanwhile Betis must communicate the registration of the winger so that the percentage that has been reserved for a future sale is valid. Neither of them have traveled on the US tour. Barça would like to announce it “soon”. In a matter of days, as they clarified to MD.
Sérgio Conceição, the Porto coach, has asked his club’s sports management to finalize the hiring of Nico González as soon as possible. The agreement with Barça has taken longer than expected because the repurchase option for the youth prodigy has not been resolved. At the club they want to solve it as soon as possible.
The amount for the departure of Nico to the Portuguese club is specified. It would be a sale between 8 and 10 million euros. Although some local journalistic sources raise the amount to 15, plus a purchase option for double the first year and progressive for the next three. The intention of the Portuguese club is to close the operation as soon as possible.
In the case of Álex Collado (24 years old), the agreement is complete. But it depends on Betis being able to sign him up without exceeding the financial ‘fair play’. His arrival is pending some exits. The Azulgrana Prodigy goes free after serving the club for a long time. He will commit to the Andalusian club for four seasons plus another optional one. He would be forgiving more than half of what he had signed with Barça. In the Camp Nou they reserve the percentage of a future sale.
Both Nico and Collado will have a chance to prove themselves outside of Barcelona. And who knows: They might be back in the future.