Transfer news


06 Jun 2006
It seems that Lendoiro has finally found a keeper for the first squad, the media has reported that an agreement between Dudu Aouate and Depor has been agreed. Meanwhile, the club didn't present Albert Lopo as it was previously announced; apparently there are some problems with his contract. Also, Nacho Matador will be the first signing in Fabril.

The exit of Molina and the uncertainty with Dani Mallo has forced the club into acquiring a new goalkeeper. Yesterday it was reported that ?secret? incorporation has been completed with a goalkeeper. The ?secret? has told and Deportivo has reached an agreement with Dudu Aouate, his contract also finishes in 2007.

The agent of the player, Gustavo Crnko, said to the media that the agreement between the keeper and the Galician club is completed, however, the agreement between clubs has yet to be resolved. Depor is offering €500,000 for Aouate while the Cantabrian club wants €3 million, it will be an amount that will be hard to reduce.

However, Crnko believes that there is a good chance of the deal going through because Aouate ends his contract in June of 2007. Racing is forced to sell the player now, because they will not receive any amount of money if the transfer fails. Crnko also admitted that the negotiation of the fee between both clubs hasn't started yet, but he hopes that it will during this week.

The 28-year-old keeper has spent the last three seasons in Racing, he has participated in 74 of the 76 matches during the last two campaigns , he has been praised as the best player of the Cantabrian club during the season 2005/2006. Aouate was born in Haifa, Israel and has a French passport.

It was announced during the morning that Albert Lopo, the first reinforcement for the new season, would be presented this evening, but the club decided to cancel the presentation in order to avoid conflict with RCD Espanyol. Lopo will be presented on July 1st, the same day as Juan Rodriguez. The conflict with Espanyol is related to the payment of the €6 million asked by the Catalan club since Lopo preferred to sign with Depor instead of renewing his contract.

The deal with Nacho Matador is done although that Deportivo hasn't confirmed the operation. Newspaper La Opini??n A Coru?a reported that the same player has admitted the agreement: "We are just waiting for the signing, in a couple of weeks I will travel to La Coru?a in order to close everything." Matador is a 19-year-old defensive midfielder that has played 15 games as starter in Oviedo.

The interest in Matador isn't new, Depor tried to sign him last season, but there wasn't an agreement with Oviedo and the decision was delayed since Nacho is ending his contract this summer. The youngster also admitted that the presence of Caparr??s in La Coru?a was the main factor that influenced in his decision: "I have a lot of interest in signing with Fabril, especially since I noticed that Caparr??s was coming to La Coru?a. Seeing players come through the youth ranks is very positive feeling for the young players and I saw that four or five players already debuted from Fabril during that last campaign, it's a thing that motivates me more."

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