Espanyol has begun to strengthen. After announcing the resignations of Diego López, David López and Dídac Vilà, this morning he has decided to announce a new addition, the first of Diego Martínez’s new project. Brian Oliván He has been presented to reinforce the left back and has signed for the next three seasons. Oliván, trained in the lower categories of Barcelona, arrives with the letter of freedom after ending his contract with Mallorca. The defender, who has been accompanied by Mao Ye, general director of the club, and Domingo Catoira, Sports Director, has insisted that he is in the best moment of his career. «I want to thank those who bet on me. I come with a lot of ambition and desire to face this new challenge in my sports career and I hope it will be a very exciting stage.
I come with the desire and intention of having the best season possible,” he began by explaining.
Brian Oliván explained the reasons that led him to opt for Espanyol: «They gave me a lot of confidence. We started a new project and I come back home. I left when I was 19 years old and I’m coming back when I’m 28. Coming home is always special », he explained, while referring to his new coach, Diego Martínez:« What he will ask of me and asks for is between him and me. I have spoken with him. He wants, like me, to start this stage. We have a similar mindset. It’s a new cycle and I’m looking forward to it.” The side did not want to set goals and prefers to see how the season is developing: «Talking about long-term goals is a mistakeYou have to go day by day. Setting short-term goals is better, we’ll see little by little.”
will compete with Adrià Pedrosa for a flirt in the band. After being a starter at Mallorca, he feels confident in convincing Martínez: «I come with desire and ambition. I come to fight for a place in eleven, otherwise I would not have come. This mentality is good for the group and for the team.” And he added: «I think I have gone through various places and phases, and now I am in my best moment of sporting maturity, so I arrive in my best moment at Espanyol». “I can bring ambition, effort and commitment,” he assured and insisted on his personal moment: “I went up with Mallorca, I played with them in the First Division. I think I arrive at the best moment of my career, wanting to improve. It is the main thing. I want to finish, like every season, being a better player.”