Transfer news


30 May 2008
Yesterday, informed that Coloccini's agent will travel the next week to England in order to meet the possible offers of some Premiership clubs for the Argentinean defender. Now, sportpaper AS is putting a name to those offers: Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. Also, the latest on Daniel Aranzubia.

It seemed the future of Fabricio Coloccini was to be transferred to another Spanish club. Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia and even Real Madrid showed interest in the Argentinean player, but in the end, no offers have been received at the club. That's why the agent of the player, Marcelo Lombilla, is travelling to England in order to search for the proper offer.

On Friday, sportpaper AS reported the names of the English clubs interested in Coloccini: Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Portsmouth. Lombilla said previously that he will meet the offers of two English clubs during a journey to England that will take place on next week. It’s expected that if Lombilla founds a good proposition, he could have a meeting with Lendoiro as soon as the end of the next week Meanwhile, Depor Sport has finally announced the target price that Lendoiro is asking for the central defender: €15 million.

Coloccini was near to go to Zaragoza for the season 2007/2008, but Los Ma?os were only offering €5 million, while Lendoiro was asking the double of that amount. Later, the Argentinean played his most complete season at Depor performing in all the minutes of the 38 liga encounters, a record at the club. He was also included in the UEFA 'dream team' of the Spanish league. Enough reasons that explains why the value of the player has risen.

There were also news about Daniel Aranzubia (28), the goalkeper that has just ended his contract with Athletic Bilbao. For the first time, his agent -Pedro Mari Ondarra- accepted in public that he and Deportivo already talked about the incorporation of the keeper to Lotina’s squad, as Mari Ondarra said to newspaper El Ideal Gallego "We might have a deal with Deportivo, but for the moment, we can’t comment anything about it, maybe something has happened."

However, Mari Ondarra also said that he was hoping to concrete the deal on this week and that he and Aranzubia won't wait too much for Deportivo "We won't wait for the whole summer. Depor isn't the only one interested in the boy, we are waiting for the call of Lendoiro, but at the same time, we will have to start analysing other options. There are at least two more clubs in Primera Divisi??n that are interested in Dani."

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