Barcelona B’s right-back, Sergi Palencia, will join Girondins de Bordeaux on a season-long loan. The French team will pay his salary, and will not have a buy option.
Palencia had offers from NAC Breda and Gimnàstic de Tarragona, but he preferred playing in Ligue 1. Last season, he captained the B team, though he missed a big chunk of the season due to an injury.
With Barcelona B going down to the third tier, the 22-year-old was ready for a move to a higher level of play. Palencia will be under the orders of Gus Poyet at Bordeaux. as they hope to improve on last season’s 6th-placed finish.
Palencia had spent two seasons as B team captain, a team for which he played over 100 games.