Magpies lose out on Albin

The Magpies were keen on the Uruguayan, but he has now joined the

Barcelona club on a free transfer. Albin moves to Espnayol 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.