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ADRIAN LOANED TO MALAGA

14 Aug 2008
Deportivo has just loaned out a fourth player for the season 2008/2009: striker Adri??n. The first three cases were Alex, Rub?©n Castro and Aythami. Now Adri??n is going to M??laga, club that fought hard with Real Sociedad for the promising attacker. The deal with the Andalusian team is for one year and it doesn’t include a buyout option.

Finally, the presidents of M??laga and Deportivo, Fernando Sanz and Augusto Cesar Lendoiro, have reached an agreement about the loan of the striker Adri??n L??pez. The Andalusian club has been chasing the ex-Oviedo striker since a month ago, but the deal was delayed because Deportivo wanted to include several clauses in the contract.

Depor Sport announced the deal on Thursday, although it didn’t mention the clauses included in the deal, just the fact that Adri??n will play loaned there during one year and without a buyout option. Adri??n was one of the petitions of coach Antonio Tapia since he was requesting a fast forward for his scheme. At M??laga, Adri??n will compete with other four strikers: Iv??n Rosado, Salvador Ballesta �Salva’, Perag??n and French Nabil Baha.

One of the reasons that delayed the deal was the fact that Adri??n negotiated by its own with M??laga, something that Lendoiro didn’t like. The youngster was desperate in order to play at Primera Divisi??n and it was even informed the attacker will have a better salary there. During the last days it was rumoured that Real Sociedad was also chasing the player, it seems that Lotina (ex-coach of the Basques) was approving the deal, but the striker preferred the option of M??laga.

The departure of Adri??n to Andalusia means the fourth loan deal negotiated by Depor for the new campaign. Previously, the Galicians arranged a double deal with X?©rez, club that signed for one year ex-Fabril captain Alex Berganti?±os and defender Aythami Artiles, while Huesca did the same with striker Rub?©n Castro. The next one could be Sebasti??n Taborda who has been approached by Portuguese side Maritimo Funchal.


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