Palma, Jan 31 (EFE).- Mallorca has been reinforced with midfielder Manu Morlanes, 24, who arrives on the island on loan from Villarreal with a mandatory purchase option in the event that the vermillions do not drop at the end of the season.
Morlanes was formed in the Villarreal youth academy and his debut with the first team was recorded in the 2017-18 season, when he was only 18 years old, the Balearic club reports in a statement.
It was in a Europa League match against Maccabi Tel Aviv. After two years of progression in the “yellow submarine” first team, he was loaned out to UD Almería, in the Second Division.
Last season he was on loan at RCD Espanyol, in La Liga Santander, and played a total of 30 official matches; this season he has participated in 14 official matches with Villarreal.
«I am very happy, very happy to come to a project as exciting as this one. I come to help the club grow, to contribute my grain of sand to meet the objectives and, personally, to continue growing as a footballer and to be able to give my best,” Morlanes declared.
The midfielder will have good support in his first days on the island because he coincided at Villarreal with the Majorcan player Jaume Costa. “I have known Jaume for several years, he is a guy with a very friendly character and he will surely help me in this period of adaptation,” said the new member of the Vermilion squad.
Manu Morlanes is the third reinforcement for Mallorca to face the second round after the Swedish defenders Dennis Hadikaduni and Ludwig Augustinsson.