Transfer news


16 Jun 2006
It seems that president Lendoiro is having difficulties in order to close the signings that he has been negotiating, the main problem is the financial situation that Deportivo is living. Without cash to spend, an extraordinary effort will be reacquired to convince the other parties... it's the crucial hour for Depor's president

The three signings already made (Lopo, Juan Rodr?guez and Pablo Alvarez) gave some hope to the fans about the possibility of enjoying a stronger team for the next season, but lately the situation seems to be frozen. A lot of names have been mentioned, but nothing is done yet.

The arrivals of Alexis Ruano and Ikechukwu Uche are now discarded. The Andalucian defender signed for Getafe in a €3.5 million operation that included the transfer of Nacho. Meanwhile, the Nigerian striker won't arrive to La Coru?a since Recreativo doesn't want to sell him, and it seems that Depor will have to wait until the end of his contract in June of 2008.

The incorporation of Jordi L??pez (25) is blocked. It has been reported in several times that Sevilla wants €1.5 million for him. Depor is ready to offer that amount, but Sevilla was asking for a cash payment while Lendoiro was offering to pay the transfer in three payments. Sevilla's president, Del Nido, is accepting to include long-term payments in the operation, but only if Depor  rises the offer to €1.8 million (€1.2 million in cash plus 2 payments of €300,000). For the moment Lendorio hasn't answered yet to this petition.

Other reinforcement that's blocked is Dudu Aouate (28). The Israeli keeper was willing to join Depor on this summer, but according to the paper El Diario Monta?es the president of Racing Santander, Francisco Pern?a, has told the keeper that the Cantabrian club counts with him for the next season. For this reason Aouate's incorporation to Deportivo will have to wait until the next year since his contract expires in 2007.

Maybe for this reason Lendorio has offered a renewal to Dani Mallo. His agent, Lito M?guez, assured to newspaper La Opini??n A Coru?a that the keeper is studying the offer and apparently his answer will be ready on this Tuesday.

Other negotiation that seems to be frustrated is the one for Fernando Belluschi (22), during the last days the papers in Argentina were speculating about his incorporation to Depor. But Belluschi's agent, Alberto Meo, has told to Diario Ol? that this rumours aren't true: "There is an offer for him coming from Europe, but it isn't from La Coru?a. It's other club and has been managed by Macri (Boca Junior's president), he wants to sell him directly to a foreign club. That makes me think that Boca Juniors doesn't want the player. I received a call from River Plate asking me about Belluschi, but nothing coming from Boca." The 50% of Belluschi's rights are owned by Boca Juniors and if Newell's Old Boys doesn't transfer him before to June 30th, the winger will have to join Macri's club.

Meanwhile, it has once again been reported that Betis could be interested in Diego Trist??n. There isn't any official offer for the player, but some papers in La Coru?a believe that the Sevillan striker could be transferred in a operation that could reach the €4 million.

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