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12 Aug 2011
The so-wished reinforcement for the striking zone has finally arrived, and there are no surprises as it’s Xisco, who is returning for the third time after Depor and Newcastle United reached a new loan agreement that doesn’t include a buyout option.

Deportivo announced late on Wednesday that Francisco Jimenez Tejada ‘Xisco’ is returning to the club as the Galicians and Newcastle United have reached a new loan agreement. The striker already spent six months at the club during the past campaign, and this time the deal is for one complete season. The new deal doesn’t include a buyout option, but it was informed that the Majorcan striker is still negotiating in the attempt to break his link with the Premiership club [he still have two more years of contract]

And it isn’t a surprise, because Xisco was the last choice that Depor had in the market in order to reinforce the striking zone, this after losing several alternatives like Nino, who was the main choice of new coach Oltra. But Xisco was the preferred choice of the fans, firstly because he has proved his value at the Galician club, and later because it’s evident the passion that he feels wearing the Blanquiazul shirt.

As example the fact that he had better offers from other Primera clubs, but always preferred the alternative of Deportivo. Actually, this is the third time in which the Majorcan striker returns to Depor; he was loaned to UD Vecindario for the Segunda season 2006/07 and has returned twice to Depor after been sold to Newcastle in 2008.

The important thing is that the player, who was promoted from Depor B in 2007, knows pretty well both the club and the Liga Adelante, competition in which he scored thirteen goals in twenty-six games when he was at UD Vecindario, an important number taking in mind that the Canarian club ended relegated to Segunda B and occupying the last position at the standings.

Xisco returned on Thursday’s morning to La Coruña and passed the medicals, and in the afternoon he was presented at the Playa Club. During the event president Lendoiro confirmed that the operation is a loan deal for one year. Depor’s boss also said that, “He is once again a Depor’s player and represents a big joy for us. Xisco is the player that has left and returned to the club in more opportunities.” The president also confirmed that, “The striking line in now already closed, now the rest depends on the exits.”

Then Xisco talked to reporters and said that, “It is a proud to be here, because the fans hope that I can score a lot of goals. The last game on the past season was the worst one in my career and now I want redemption. Before leaving I told the president and the captains that I was going to return. Now the goal is to achieve the championship.” The striker also stated that, “The issue of fulfilling a final transfer still open. There are a few comments, but nothing is closed yet.” 

About other issues related to the transfer market, president Lendoiro was asked about the swap Ruben Pérez-Borja Fernandez, and he answered that, “It still not closed, but I don’t see it as a probable fact.” About the renewal of Colotto, he said that, “Nothing is definitive yet. Neither yes nor no. It is a matter of studying the possibilities.”

The most interest comments made by Lendoiro were related to the situation with Guardado, “The issue still open, and there’s no chance of any other exit unless somebody pays the buyout option. Of course there is always the chance of seeing anybody leaving, but at the beginning we aren’t thinking of any other exit than the one of Guardado. The true is that there are no offers for him. Just calls and a lot of comments. We only received offers from Portugal and Russia, but nothing else.”




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