Recently, the name Alejandro Grimaldo has become prominent on transfer news sites. This season, the Spanish defender exploded for Bayer Leverkusen. Grimaldo contributed 7 goals and 3 assists for the German team in all competitions.
The 28-year-old star spent time training at the famous La Masia youth training facility. Grimaldo parted ways with Barcelona in 2016. Grimaldo’s next stop is Portuguese football giant, Benfica.
In the summer of 2023, Grimaldo left Benfica and joined Leverkusen on a free transfer. The press once reported that Barcelona plans to recruit Grimaldo. However, after all, no deal happened.
Sharing with Jijantes FC, Grimaldo said: “Barcelona has never been interested in me. There have been no offers made. Barcelona didn’t pay attention to me. They focused on the two full-backs in the squad, not considering other options on the transfer market. Barcelona owns many young, talented players.”
Grimaldo’s Leverkusen is flying high this season. Xabi Alonso’s team is at the top of the Bundesliga, two points ahead of the second-placed team, Bayern Munich.
Mr. Nguyen | 18:55 November 6, 2023