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01 Feb 2006
Francisco Gallardo, Deportivo’s newest player, showed his surprise at the negotiations that ended with him in La Coru?±a. The 26-year old winger admitted that this move is a great step in his career and he's promising that his contribution will help the squad achieve its objectives.

Gallardo’s arrival at Deportivo wasn’t finalized until Monday – it was Caparr??s’ petition that Lendoiro fulfilled at the last minute. The Sevillan winger wasn't part of Juande Ramos' plans and for that reason he decided to move to Vitoria Guimar??es in Portugal. He arrived there on January 15th at the beginning of the winter market, but a few days later realized it wasn't a smart move and asked for a new transfer.

The winger received several offers, but at the end decided to choose Depor. In la Coru?±a he found the coach who promoted him to the first squad at Sevilla: Joaqu?­n Caparr??s. The Sevillan player was part of Spain’s U-21 national squad and made his Primera debut in 2001. He has spent three seasons at Sevilla and one at Getafe and has scored five goals.

Yesterday Gallardo admitted that his move to Deportivo was a surprise to him: "My arrival at Depor is a quick and surprising move for me. Three weeks ago I traveled to Vitoria Guimar??es, but it wasn't the right place for me and last Friday I decided to leave the club. Later on Monday I received a call from Deportivo."

The Sevillan player also said that this is a positive step in his career and he promised hard work and results: "Who would say no to Deportivo? This move is an important step and one of the reasons I came here is because I will be coached one more time by Caparr??s. I realized what a good coach he is after I was no longer with him. I want to help the squad reach its objectives, without too much noise and without losing the rhythm of the team."

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