Espanyol see off Newcastle to land Getafe striker Juan Albin

Espanyol had to see off late interest from Newcastle United to land Getafe striker Juan Albin.

Espanyol had to see off late interest from Newcastle United to land Getafe striker Juan Albin.

The Uruguay international, once a target for AC Milan, had offers from Toon and Espanyol, but chose to remain in Spain.

Albin moves to Espanyol along with fellow countryman Adrian Luna. The Under-21 midfielder arrives from Defensor Sporting Club.

Espanyol confirmed the arrival of the Uruguayan duo, who both penned five-year deals.

"The Uruguayans Juan Albin and Adrian Luna have become Espanyol players for the next five seasons after agreements were reached with Getafe and Sporting Club respectively," read a statement on the Espanyol website.

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