Having had a successful loan spell throughout the 2018/19 season, it was no surprise that Barcelona’s Marc Cucurella wanted to stay at Eibar.
The youngster had impressed, particularly in the games against the bigger sides in the Spanish top flight, and he even had the audacity to score against his parent club at the end of the campaign.
Eibar, quite rightly, exercised their purchase option on the player, a measly €2m, but Barca then utilised their buy-back clause to secure him for €4m. Continue reading
Eibar are set to continue their pragmatic approach to purchases, ahead of the 2019-20 La Liga season beginning next month.
Jose Luis Mendilibar has established a reputation as a bargain hunter, during his four seasons in charge of the Basque club, and he will be building a La Liga campaign on a shoestring once again.
One key difference for the 2019-20 however, is that they will not have to sell a star name, in order to bring players to the club – as has been the case in previous years.