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OPENING THE DOOR FOR A NEW STRIKER

12 May 2010
A report of La Voz de Galicia affirms that Lotina is opening the door out to both Bodipo and Mista, this in order to allow the arrival of a new striker, who could be one of the five petitions requested by the Basque manager ahead of the season 2010/11.

On Tuesday, newspaper La Voz de Galicia printed a report in which it’s affirmed that coach Miguel Angel Lotina told to a source that the strikers Rodolfo Bodipo and Miguel Angel Ferrer ‘Mista’ have the doors opened in order to leave. The source claims the idea of the Basque manager is to have four attackers for the season 2010/11.

Three of them are already at the team: Riki, Adrian and Lassad. The fourth will be a new signing that’s included in the list of five petitions to the president. For the moment the name that has been appearing in the papers is Serbian Dejan Lekić (24, Crvena Zvezda), a 1.93 meters high striker that has scored eleven goals in twenty-five appearances with Red Star Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda).

But first Lendoiro must try to “get rid” of Bodipo and Mista, something that won’t be easy, because both are among the best-paid players at the team, reason why it will be hard to find any club interested in them, this taking in mind their poor numbers in recent seasons.

Bodipo still have two years of contract and arrived to Depor during the era of Joaquin Caparrós after the Galician club paid two million Euros to Alavés. On this season the Equatoguinean attacker has played 15 games (505 minutes) and hasn’t scored yet any goal in liga (he has one in Copa). With Lotina he already added 55 matches with Depor (27 as starter) and has only scored six times. On the previous two campaigns Lotina has discarded the striker during the pre-season stage, but he always stayed as the club never found an exit for him. Bodipo has been out of the list of picked players for the last seven liga games.

Meanwhile Mista arrived for free during the past season and has a contract lasting until the year 2012. The Murcian attacker has had several problems with the injuries, especially a groin problem that only allowed him to play fifteen games on the past liga season, the same problem appeared on the present campaign, which forced him to only appear for 49 minutes during the second round, in the whole season he has only participated in 12 liga encounters (467 minutes) and scored one goal. Totally, the ex-Valencia man has played 25 liga games with Depor (12 as starter) and has only scored two goals, both against Madrilenian clubs (Real Madrid and Getafe).

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