Towards the end of the summer window, Sheffield United showed interest in Barcelona’s Álex Collado.
The two clubs agreed a deal in principle for a loan transfer, but the move collapsed at the ‘last minute’, leaving the winger ‘in limbo’ since he was not registered by the La Liga side for this season.
The situation has left the player having to wait for the next window to open, to either find a new club or be registered with the Blaugrana. The former seems more likely if a report from Mundo Deportivo is to be believed.
It’s claimed the Spaniard continues to receive calls from clubs interested in taking him on loan in January. One of them is FC Andorra, owned by Barcelona star Gerard Piqué.
Although the Championship side failed to sign the attacker in the summer, it’s said that Sheffield United have ‘again expressed their interest’ in the Spaniard.
Apart from these three sides, Real Betis, Almería, Parma and FC Copenhagen are looking at Collado.
Both Collado and Barcelona are ‘gathering information’ and have come to an agreement that if there’s a transfer in January, it will be only via a loan deal without any purchase option.