Raúl de Tomás was, this Saturday, confronted with the comments of Domingo Catoira, the sporting director of Espanyol, who considers that the striker does not, at this stage, have the physical levels desired for a top athlete. The manager also took the opportunity to reveal that the club haven’t received any offers to hire the player, after Bayern Munich were placed on the RDT route in recent weeks.
“RTD’s performance in recent years, along with Espanyol’s collective successes, has created a great synergy that has led both sides to achieve great goals, hence all the rumors around him. But the reality is that, so far, we haven’t received any formal proposal for him. From then on, the player is an asset for the club and must find, as quickly as possible, the adequate physical form to integrate 100% the work rate of his teammates. As we saw in pre-season, the demands of our coach and the club are non-negotiable,” said Domingos Catoiro, as quoted by AS.