Transfer news


20 Jul 2016
The summer window closes its doors until the end of August, but Deportivo are about to close the first team. Only two or three more signings are expected, while other three players should leave.

Deportivo have moved fast during the present summer window, the month of July hasn’t ended and the club already made 9 of the 12 signings that were planned. Last week president Tino Fernández said that three or four signings were still pending, later the club signed midfielder Guilherme.

The other eight signings made so far are goalkeepers Przemysław Tytoń and Rubén Martínez, right-back Juanfran Moreno, centre-back Raúl Albentosa, wingers Bruno Gama and Emre Çolak, centre midfielder Fayçal Fajr, plus attacker Borja Valle.

According to the president the plan is to sign one more striker and one or two wingers. Florin Andone (23, Córdoba CF) is the main target for the striker position. In recent days it has been commented that Depor are open to pay up to €4 million for him.

Meanwhile, one of the wingers is Marlos Moreno (19, Atlético Nacional). The Colombian will be transferred to Manchester City for €10 million and later will be loaned to Deportivo. The deal is done as it was reported by the Daily Mirror, but the operation will be official until August 1 as the player is still preparing for the final in Copa Libertadores.

So, by the start of August Deportivo could have already closed the squad and the only pending matter will be the possibility to sign another winger, who could be Fede Cartabia. According to Radio Cadena Ser, the club will wait until the last day in order to sign him. Valencia CF haven’t decided what to do with the Argentine and Depor will see with good eyes his return, either transferred or in a new loan deal.

Then the pending subject is the last three exits. Six players already left the club: Pablo Insua, Juan Dominguez, Róber, Miguel Cardoso and Manuel Pablo. So, the pending cases are Bicho, Luis Fernández and Luisinho.

Bicho is pretended by Racing Ferrol and Luis by Alcorcón. Borja Valle can also leave, but it will depend on a decision by coach Gaizka Garitano as the attacker could be loaned. And then a possible exit in case of an unexpected transfer, like the case of Lucas, who still pretended by several clubs.

For now the first team is composed by 22 players:
Goalkeepers: German Lux, Rubén Martínez & Tytoń
Defenders: Laure, Juanfran, Albentosa, Sidnei, Arribas, Navarro, Luisinho & Saúl García
Midfielders: Álex Bergantiños, Emre Çolak, Fayçal  Fajr, Celso Borges, Pedro Mosquera, Guilherme, Bruno Gama & Bicho.
Attackers: Borja Valle, Luis Fernández, Lucas Pérez & Oriol Riera.



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