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Amat set for Rayo loan

Espanyol defender Jordi Amat claims he is close to joining Rayo Vallecano on loan.

Amat set for Rayo loan - Football - LigaAFP

Amat, 20, is expected to move to the suburban Madrid club in a bid to get more first-team football.

“I know I must work harder than anyone, as have the other players who have gone out on loan but returned here afterwards,” the centre-half said.

“It is my goal to return to Espanyol as it is my home, but I have to play more minutes and gain experience.

“I need to play as well as I possibly can and I am eager to take this opportunity to grow as a player. I think I can do this.”

In three years as a professional, Amat has played 71 times for the Espanyol first team, appearing for Spain at every age-group level up to U21.

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