After the passing of Masia and former Benfica player, Alejandro Grimaldo is living his best days in the colors of Bayer Leverkusen. In an interview with OKDIARIO, the 28-year-old full-back spoke about his time at La Masia, the season he spent in Germany, his selection with La Roja and his future.
A Barcelona-trained player, Grimaldo joined Catalunya at the age of 13 and played for Infantil B as a striker. He adapts to the left-back position in Juvenil A and becomes an important component of the La Masia formation. He joined the first team that played in the Catalan Football Cup at just 17 years old. 2013 represented an obstacle to the player’s progress due to a cruciate ligament tear, and he is doing pre-season training with Luis Enrique in 2014. He understands why Barcelona did not keep him in their ranks: “ They have very good players and teams are looking for less strong positions. I completely understand this. »
In 2016, he joined Benfica and discovered Portuguese football. He played seven seasons with the Eagles and won nine titles before joining Bayer Leverkusen this season. Led by Xabi Alonso, the Spanish full-back is thriving. Grimaldo scored 6 goals and provided 4 assists in his first 11 matches, a performance that opened the doors for… Roja for the first time.
When asked about his future, Alejandro Grimaldo confirmed his happiness at playing with Bayer Leverkusen. ” At the moment, I’m in Leverkusen. I have been here for three months and everything is going well. I have to keep working and we will see what happens in the future », says the Spanish full-back Okdiario. The Spanish defender expressed his desire to join the team Casa Blanca : ” Real Madrid is one of the best teams in the world, if not the best, and it is a team that every player wants to play for “In search of a left-back, Real Madrid may turn to Alejandro Grimaldo…