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SEARCHING FOR A NEW STRIKER

06 Dec 2005
Despite of the comments made by Lendoiro a few weeks ago it seems that the club is searching for a new striker in the market. <i>Depor Sport</i> wrote on the last week that the club has a list of candidates composed by three names. The main of them is Javier Arizmendi, a 21-year-old forward that's warming the bench in Atl?©tico Madrid.

As it happened with Sebasti??n Taborda, Depor Sport announced that the new reinforcement for Deportivo will be selected from a list of candidates that has been study by the club's officials, this time the list of names is formed by three strikers: Louis Saha, Ikechukwu Uche and Javier Arizmendi.

Saha was on the list of possible reinforcements during the summer and apparently has been offered to Deportivo, he didn't counts in Manchester United's plans since Rooney and Van Nistelrooy are the preferred choices of Ferguson. Uche is an old desire of Lendoiro, but Recreativo don't want to sell him, at least until the next year.

With this scenario in mind the candidate with better choices in order to join Depor is Angel Javier Arizmendi de Lucas. The youngster is a product of Atl?©tico Madrid's young squads that has been part of Spain's U-21 team. He's a tall and fast striker that has only played 5 minutes on this season, the Madrilian forward was on a loan spell at Racing on the last season scoring 3 goals in 22 games and for this campaign has returned to Atl?©tico just to be on the bench.

Arizmendi admitted recently that he isn’t happy with the roll that Bianchi has given to him on this season: "I'm in a situation that nobody likes. I had the hope of been more useful to this team. The things happens for a reason and we have to grow up. I must try to enjoy the positive things and await for a new chance; however, I am not pleased and I will not be happy since I'm a substitute in Atl?©tico de Madrid."

Now it seems that his luck is changing, according to the report made by Depor Sport the 21-year-old striker is a request made by Caparr??s and Lendoiro is ready to fulfil the petition. Sport paper Marca wrote that the negotiation could reach the €2 million and the main problem is that Atl?©tico only want to give him in a loan spell. Apparently the solution would a special buyout clause in which the Madrilian club will have the option to recuperate the striker at the end of the season.


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