FC Barcelona has announced the first B team signing of the transfer window, and it’s none other than Espanyol B captain Ferran Jutglà. He signs as a free agent for one season, with the option to extend to two seasons.
His buyout clause has been set at 50 million euros, and it will rise to 100 million should he be promoted to the first team. He had been at Espanyol since 20212/13.
The 22-year-old winger has made the unusual and controversial move of moving from Espanyol to their rivals, Barcelona. That will likely spark conversations as he tries to make a name for himself at his new team.
Sergi Barjuan, recently appointed the manager of Barcelona B after the dismissal of Francisco Javier García Pimienta, has a lot of work to do as the B team prepares to take on another challenging season.
They will be entering into a revamped third tier of Spanish football. Segunda División B will now be Primera División RFEF, consisting of 40 teams split up in two groups.