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Espanyol raid Man City, Real Madrid for young guns

Espanyol have pulled off a youth team double swoop.

The Catalans have snapped up Manchester City striker Nabil Touaizi and Real Madrid winger Raul Dacosta.

Spain youth international Dacosta has passed his medical and will sign an Espanyol deal to 2023.

Real had offered Dacosta a new three-year contract, but he turned it down convinced of better first team chances with Espanyol.

Touaizi returned to Spain a fortnight ago and was training with Espanyol ahead of his four-year deal being confirmed.

He arrived at the Etihad in January 2017, in a £315,000 transfer from Valencia.

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