Transfer news


24 Jan 2014
Centre-back Kaká has an offer to leave, but will only go out if Deporting sign a replacement. At the same time the club is searching for one or two additional reinforcements for the attacking zone.

One week before the closure of the winter window and Deportivo is busy trying to complete more moves in the transfer market. So far the Galician club has completed the signings of left winger Diogo Salomăo and striker b>Toché.

The sporting director, Ernesto Bello, now under the supervision of Fernando Vidal, the chief of the sporting section under new president Tino Fernández, are at least trying to sign one more player. The money for the transfer of Culio is enough to complete one more arrival, though the club will welcome a fourth depending on the amount of the third. On Wednesday the new president evens said at Radio Galega that the third reinforcement should arrive on this same week.

For the moment there are no names linked with Depor, the only think known is that the Galician outfit is searching for a playmaker and new attacker. At the beginning of the week Sportpaper Estadio Deportivo reported that Depor were interested in winger Sergio Rodríguez Hurtado (21, Real Betis), but in the end the player  was loaned to CD Lugo.

And there could be more moves, on Thursday Sportpaper Deporte Campeón confirmed that the club has received an offer coming from Apoel FC for centre-back Claudiano Bezerra ‘Kaká’. The Brazilian already played there during the season 2011/12 and is eager to return.

According to newspaper La Opinión A Coruńa, the club will only allow his exit if they find first a replacement. The shortage at the first team doesn’t allow exits at this point, actually Kaká is currently a starter as Carlos Marchena remains injured.

Kaká is currently the only player without a EU passport at Deportivo; he has been unable to get a Portuguese passport (his wife is from Portugal) and that was one of the conditions imposed by the club when the player signed a two-year contract at the beginning of the season. At Segunda is only possible to have two “foreign” players, so the exit of the defender would leave both slots open.

So, it’s highly probable that Deportivo are going to sign a third reinforcement for the attacking zone, and the arrival of the fourth will depend of the third. At the same time the unexpected exit of Kaká will only be allowed if the club signs first a replacement.



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