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19 Jan 2017
Deportivo confirmed on Tuesday that attacker Borja Valle will play loaned at Elche CF until the end of season. The Ponferrada-born attacker asked for this move in order to have minutes.

Borja Valle Balonga will play loaned at Segunda club Elche CF until the end of the season. The deal was announced on Tuesday and itís possible after Deportivo closed the incorporations of Ola John and Kauta. The player himself asked for the move as he wants to have minutes.

Valle was the third signing of Depor for the present season. The Ponferrada-born attacker signed a three-year contract with the Galicians after ending his link with Segunda Club Real Oviedo. The 24-year-old player debuted with SD Ponferradina and fluctuated between Segunda B and Segunda, later he was signed by RC Celta and performed for the B team at Segunda B scoring a goal in 13 appearances.

Then the Ponferrada-born player signed for CD Ourense and had a positive stage scoring 10 goals in 64 Segunda B matches. For the campaign 2014/15 he signed a one-year contract for Real Oviedo and his 9 goals in 21 matches with the Asturians helped to conquer the promotion to Segunda A.

Valleís good season opened the door to a one-year renewal and last season he scored 6 goals in 29 appearances at Liga Adelante (plus two assists). He didnít participate in more games due to a series of injuries (ankle, knee and back), besides there was tension as he didnít want to renew his contract and it was rumoured that the injuries were only an excuse to not give him more matches.

It was then that he signed for Depor, and his debut at Primera wasnít extremely positive, because Garitano didnít give him too many chances. By the end of 2016, Valle had only completed 187 minutes in five league games. In three of those games he had ten or less minutes, in the other two Depor ended losing 0-1.

He was the one that replaced Joselu when he got injured against Athletic (September). Later he had more participation, but only because the team suffered an injury crisis. Still, he only completed 202 minutes in liga before been sent to Elche CF. The Valencians are currently making a discrete season at Liga 123 as they are only four points above demotion. 




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