Squad news


05 Feb 2009
The club is trying to renew the contract of some of the players that will be free to go in June, but at the same time Deportivo has targeted some players that might arrive during the summer. Sportpaper Deporte Campe??n (DxT) presented a list of these cases.

Deportivo is currently negotiating the renewals of Manuel Pablo, Sergio and Joan Verd??, three of the players that coach Lotina considers as fundamentals at his squad. The last negotiation that was opened was the one of Sergio, the positions of both sides are far from an agreement, as the father of the midfielder, Avelino Gonz??lez, said to AS: �I was waiting for a lower offer, but not so low.�

However, he thinks that an agreement still possible, �It is true the positions are very different right now, but this was just the first contact. We will keep talking. This could change from one day to another. What today is black, tomorrow could turn into white.�

Meanwhile, the club is exploring the alternatives outside of the club in order to make some moves during the upcoming summer window market. Galician Sportpaper Deporte Campe??n (DxT) wrote on Thursday a report of two pages about the candidates that Deportivo is following.

The rumours start with David Garc?­a (28), left-back defender that is ending his contract with RCD Espanyol in June, Lotina knows him and the intention is to bring the defender to Deportivo as an alternative to Filipe Luis. The agent of the Catalan defender, Tente S??nchez, already admitted that Depor is a good option for his represented. DxT assures that the right-back position could also have a new face in case that Manuel Pablo leaves.

Other position that Deportivo could be tempted to reinforce is the one of the goalkeeper, the signing of Daniel Aranzubia is demonstrating to be a success, but since Mun??a ends his contract in June and since the case of Fabricio will probably mean his exit from the club, Lotina could need to sign a second keeper.

Fabril’s Manu should be the main alternative, but DxT mentions the name of Nilson Correia Junior (32), Brazilian keeper that currently performs at Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal. He was ending contract in January of this year, but the latest reports appoint that he has signed a two-year extension, something that could close the case. It was also informed that Portsmouth was also interested.

The report of the Galician paper also informs that one of the priorities for the season 2009/2010 is to fulfill the buyout option over Z?© Castro (€2 million), player that currently is a starter in la liga. Other of the priorities is to secure the arrival of Francisco Javier Garc?­a Fern??ndez â€?Javi Garcia’ (21), the â€?Murcian tank’ currently belongs to Real Madrid and is playing on loan at Osasuna, his name has been linked with Depor in the past and it seems that Lendoiro will try again during the summer, especially now that De Guzman and Sergio might leave.

In attack there are two names given by DxT: Miguel De Las Cuevas (22) and Juan Antonio Ignacio (21). De Las Cuevas belongs to Atl?©tico Madrid and already played a game in Champions League, his mission would be to replace Lafita on the right wing as the Aragonian will surely end at Real Zaragoza.  Meanwhile Ignacio is a striker that currently belongs to River Plate and that hasn’t debuted yet with the first squad of his current club.



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