The Oviedo reported this Saturday the death of Francesc Arnau (Las Plaas, Girona), current sports director of the Asturian club and former guard of the Barcelona and from Málaga. The news has taken everyone by surprise and the Oviedo He has mourned on his profiles on social networks for the death of his manager since 2019.

Arnau was 46 years old and before taking up his position as sports director at Oviedo, he did the same at Málaga. As a goalkeeper, he was a product of the Barça quarry and became part of the first team between 1998 and 20021. Then he signed for Málaga, a club where he stayed for ten seasons. In addition, it was international with the Selection sub21 with which he won the European in 1998, being the best player of the tournament.

“Our sports director, Francesc Arnau Grabalosa, has passed away. We deeply regret his loss and we accompany his family in these difficult moments. Rest in peace,” lamented Oviedo in a statement. According to reports The Voice of Asturias, Arnau passed away suddenly during the early hours of Saturday.

Barça also had words to say goodbye to their former youth squad, who for three seasons defended the goal of the first team and lifted La Liga in 1999:

The messages of condolences were happening during the morning of this Saturday due to the sad loss of the goalkeeper raised in La Masía and current sports director of the Second Division club.

Also the Spanish soccer and sports institutions joined in condolences for Oviedo, family and friends of Francesc Arnau.


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