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PATIENCE WITH THE SIGNINGS

28 Jun 2012
Despite the recent rumours appointing that the club is close to sign several players, Pacho Dopico, one of the members of the board of directors, is asking for patience and says that the new arrivals might last a little bit longer.

Within the last two days the media in La Coruña has been alerting of the imminent arrival of new signings; more specifically Sportpaper Deporte Campeón informed that Brazilian left-back defender Evaldo Dos Santos (30 Sporting CP) was close to join the club in a loan deal.

The same source claimed on Tuesday that Brazilian striker Diego Costa (23, Atletico Madrid) and Portuguese playmaker Luís Miguel Afonso ´Pizzi’ (22, Sporting Braga), were also close to join Deportivo though one day later the same source talked to Atletico´s president, Enrique Cerezo, and he denied that an agreement was close to occur, at least in the case of Costa.

Deportivo already signed centre midfielder André Santos, plus the renewal of the loan spell of left winger Diogo Salomão, but the Galician team needs at least three more reinforcements: a left-back defender, a centre back and a striker. The club also contemplates the possibility of signing a new left winger, plus a goalkeeper in case of not signing a new contract with German Lux.

However, the siren voices assuring that new arrivals were close to be announced have been cleared out by the same club, more specifically by Francisco ´Pachi´ Dopico, one of the members of the board of directors. He warned that the team ahead of the new season will probably be completed after the beginning of the pre-season.

Dopico was interviewed by Radio Marca  and he stated that the fans must have patience, “No operation is near to be closed. This is not the time for signings. Many agents are in the Euro tournament. A lot still ahead and many wait more than usual. We must be patient with the arrival of new players.”

"We will go more calmly than last year regarding the subject of the signings. Not all the new arrivals will be available at the beginning of the pre-season. Hopefully we’ll have some of them before that day, but it isn’t easy. We may have to wait after July 10 in order to complete the team.” He added.

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