Baptized the residence Josep Manel Casanova del Espanyol

The Escola Túrbula next to the sports city Dani Jarque, which for a few years has been the residence for football players of the Spanish, was baptized this Tuesday with the name of Josep Manel Casanova, considered the maximum promoter of the respected blue and white quarry and who died on August 6, 2017.

The emotional and sentimental act was attended by both Casanova's family and several players of the current squad (Javi López, Sergi Darder, Dídac Vilà and the captain of the subsidiary Lluís López) and many ex-players, among whom were N'Kono, Iñaki, Javi Chica, Javi Márquez or Moisés Hurtado. The most prominent presence of the board was that of the president Chen Yansheng.

This is a recognition of a key person and a reference in the development of grassroots football "

"This is a recognition of a key person and a reference in the development of grassroots football. Also as a player and second coach of the first team. His person is marked with capital letters, "he said. Óscar Perarnau, sports general manager.

Those present uncovered a plaque with his name and half-ball shape. "Only the fit of all the pieces can form the figure, as Casanova did with base football to achieve an excellent result," Perarnau explained. The meaning is that the other half of the ball is inside the residence.

Casanova's wife, Merçé Palma, explained that one of the best moments for her husband was "the heat" she felt from the crowd, that "filled her with emotion" and that pushed her to "keep working".

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