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