Transfer news


26 May 2006
The confirmation of Albert Lopo as the first reinforcement for the season 2006/07 has opened the movements inside of Deportivo. Now, the club continues to search for the players that will conform the new project of coach Joaqu?­n Caparr??s.

One of the positions that are marked in red is the striking zone.  Several names have appeared in the papers and for the moment nothing seems clear. One of the names that seemed to be a preferred choice of Lendoiro was Iv??n S??nchez-Rico Soto 'Riki' (25), but Getafe's player said to sportpaper Marca that he doesn't know anything about this issue: "I didn't receive any offer. It's clear that the papers are starting to speculate about the transfer market, but nobody has talked with me. But I am ambitious and it's clear that I will love to play in one of the big clubs."

Milan Purovic is the latest addition to this list, the Croatian striker is currently playing in the European U-21 tournament that is taking place in Portugal. It has been reported that one of Lendoiro's main advisors, Beci, is following the tournament trying to identify possible targets. Purovic is one of the players that have impressed him the most, the 21-year-old forward is currently playing in  FK Crvena Zvezda and for the moment there isn't too much information about the interest of Depor in him.

Anderson Luiz De Carvalho 'Nen?©' (24) is another player on target, the agent of the Brazilian, Antonio Cardoso, has admitted that the option of Deportivo is most attractive one for Nen?©. But he also admitted that the negotiation with president Piterman is frozen: "I am still waiting to know the decision that Dmitry (Piterman) will make. I hope that he will do it soon, because I have to travel to Brazil on Saturday (today)."

Right now Manuel Garc?­a Quil??n is the agent that seems more involved with Lendoiro. He represents the interests of Juan Rodr?­guez, Alexis and Gabi. These three players are near to signing a contract with Depor. After the agreement with Juan Rodr?­guez, it seems that the next in the line will be Alexis Ruano (21). The Spanish media believe that M??laga and Deportivo have reached an agreement in order to transfer the defender to Depor. According to El Ideal Gallego the offer of Lendoiro consists of €1.5 million plus the transfer of Momo and R??ben Castro.

Alexis Ruano is a central defender that can also play as a right back or even as a defensive midfielder. Valencia, Betis, Getafe and Zaragoza have been chasing him and apparently everything is done  with Depor after the Andalucian club refused a €2 million offer made by Valencia this week. Rumours even say that both Juan Rodriguez and Alexis would be presented during the next week.

Other players that could arrive to Depor through Garc?­a Quil??n is Gabriel Fern??ndez Arenas 'Gabi'. The 23-year-old midfielder doesn't count in the new project of Javier Aguirre with Atl?©tico and the Madrilian club wants to transfer him, Gabi admitted on Thursday that the option of Deportivo is very interesting to him: "Depor has been living with the elite since a while ago, they are now renovating the project and it will very nice to be with Caparr??s."

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