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LENDOIRO CONFIRMS THE DEAL FOR RIKI AND BODIPO TRAVELS TO LA CORU?A

25 Jun 2006
President Lendoiro attended Fabril's game in Abegondo, he was witness to the sorrow that Depor's youngster suffered after the game. But his presence was used by the media in order to know the latest transfer news in the Galician club.

Lendoiro confirmed that the payment for the transfer of Riki (25) was made on Saturday. Later on that night canaldeportivo.com informed that the club paid €4.640.000 to the Professional Spanish League (LFP). Getafe's president, ?ngel Torres, affirmed to sportpaper AS that he hasn't been informed yet about the payment, but he assured that if the operation is confirmed, the transfer of the Madrilian striker won't be a problem. The LFP will inform Getafe authorities on Monday and the transfer will be finally announced.

In this way Riki is the fourth reinforcement for the new season after the signings of Lopo, Juan Rodr?guez and Pablo Alvarez. For the moment Deportivo has only confirmed the deal with Lopo and it's expected that the other two players will be announced on July 1st. The deal with Riki should be confirmed in the next hours.

Meanwhile, Lendoiro also affirmed that Deportivo and Alav?s have reached an agreement about the incorporation of Rodolfo Bodipo (28) to his club. He assured that the only thing that is stopping the operation is the debt that the Basque club has with the player. It's expected that this problem will be surpassed during this week.

In fact, Bodipo arrived on Sunday night to La Coru?a. Today he will pass the medical tests in the Santa Teresa Hospital . The same one in which Riki passed his medical exams in the past week. The Sevillan striker will be the fifth signing of the season.

Another player that has been mentioned in the last hours is Antonio Barrag??n (19). According to sportpaper Marca, Deportivo and Liverpool have negotiated a loan spell and for the moment they are just waiting to confirm the arrival of Daniel Alv?s to the Premiership club. An operation that will open the door to the exit of Barrag??n.

Depor's president also talked about the possible exit of Diego Trist??n: "We are also working on the exits from the squad. Trist??n wants to leave the team and we are trying to find an exit to this problem. He is a great player and he must have offers according to his level." Another player that seems to be leaving is Momo. The Sporting papers in Spain are speculating that he has several offers coming from clubs like N??stic, Castell??n, Tenerife and Murcia.


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