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Confirmed by the player himself the signing of Brian Oliván and informal the incorporation of a Joselu Mato who has already said goodbye to Alavés, Espanyol does not stop looking for reinforcements for next season. Among contacts made by the sports management is Pere Millaa name that La Grada linked a few days ago to the parakeet club and that AS can now confirm as objectivesubject to two stumbling blocks.

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As this newspaper has learned, monitoring Milla has been constant and communications with him have occurred. They started from Francisco Joaquin Perez Rufete when he still held the position of sports director, and Domingo Catoira has maintained them, who took over two weeks ago. But the last word will have the new coachand that is why the operation is stopped pending the arrival of a tenant for the benchpreferably Diego Martínez, who is beginning to delay on the planned plans.

If the trainer is the first conditional, the second sets it his contract with Elchesigned until June 30, 2022. His current club maintains that with the permanence one more season is extendedbut since the other two interested parties are convinced that such a clause does not exist and that the attacker, who can act as a winger on both wings and on point, is free.

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Formed in the quarry of Lleidain his hometown, Pere Milla has played for numerous teams –Getafe, Logroñés, Eibar, UCAM Murcia, Numancia… even for South African football– before arriving three years ago, in 2019, in an Elche where this season he has just exploded in the First Division, at the age of 29, by becoming his top scorer, with eight goalstwo of them against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium, plus three assists. In the league farewell last weekend, against Getafe, he came to wear the captain’s armband.

This past Wednesday coincided in Montilivi, on the occasion of the Catalonia-Jamaica (6-0), with the parakeets Javi Puado, Sergi Gomez and Ruben Sanchez. And also with Brian Oliván, which precisely confirmed his signing for the blue and white club on that stage. It may depend on the events of the next few days that they play together again in the near future.