Squad news


07 Jul 2018
At this point, with the pre-season starting next week, the first team is composed by 23 players, but there are several doubts as many could leave, while others are expected to arrive.

The pre-season 2018-2019 starts on next week, with the players making the first medicals on Monday. At this point the first team of Deportivo is composed by 23 players, but the squad is far from been closed, several of the current players could leave, while others should arrive.

Eleven players left the team compared to the ones that ended last season: Rubén Martinez, Kóval, Fernando Navarro, Luisinho, Fede Valverde, Bakkali, Çolak, Muntari, Adrián López, Andone and Lucas Pérez. Of this list, only Çolak, Luisinho and Andone were transferred for a total income of around €8 million

Meanwhile, there are six signings: Dani Giménez, Sebastián Dubarbier, Pablo Mari, Pedro Sánchez, Christian Santos plus the confirmed return of Álex Bergantiños. At the same time, two players from Fabril are promoted and will make the pre-season with the first team: Diego Caballo and Edu Expósito.

From that point there are many doubts, striker Diego Rolan hasn’t been officially announced yet, neither the payment of the clause for Carles Gil has been reported. In the door out, Juanfran and Róber are only expecting to announce their departures, while men like Cartabia, Guilherme, Krohn-Dehli and Albentosa could leave. Others like Borges or Schär could be receiving offers soon.

So, the squad that’s starting the pre-season will probably be very different to the one that disputes the Segunda tournament, but it’s something that Carmelo Del Pozo already anticipated, as he said back in June, “Can we complete a squad of 22 players now? Yes. Is it with the players that we want? No. That’s why we are playing with the tempos, in some cases it will be helpful, in others don’t, so we need to be patience. Little by little the pieces will be fitting.”

The current squad of Deportivo:
Goalkeepers: Dani Giménez & Przemysław Tytoń
Defenders: Juanfran, Gerard Valentín, Bóveda, Sidnei, Albentosa, Fabian Schär, Pablo Mari, Róber, Sebastián Dubardier, Saúl García & Diego Caballo
Midfielders: Guilherme, Celso Borges, Pedro Mosquera, Fede Cartabia, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Álex Bergantiños, Edu Expósito & Pedro Sánchez.
Strikers: Borja Valle & Christian Santos




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