Arnaiz leaves Barcelona for Leganes in €5 million deal

Jose Arnaiz, who scored three Copa Del Rey goals in 2017-18, has left Barcelona to join Leganes.

Jose Arnaiz celebrates scoring for Barcelona   -  Getty Images

Jose Arnaiz has left Barcelona for Leganes in a €5 million deal, but the Catalan giant has retained a buyback option for the forward.

Arnaiz struck three goals in the Copa Del Rey last season with Ernesto Valverde's men going on to lift the trophy, thrashing Sevilla in the final.

However Arnaiz, 23, could not force his way into Valverde's plans on a regular basis and he featured just once in LaLiga in a five-minute cameo off the bench.

Leganes confirmed on Monday that Arnaiz has signed a five-year contract with the club, with a further €500k due in variables.

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