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SMALL OPTIONS TO REINFORCE THE ATTACK

07 Sep 2013
The club is searching for a free agent to fill up the spot in attack. There are three options on the agenda, but it will be very difficult, because the option must satisfy the coach, and also the criteria of the administrators.

The striking position continues to be a real headache for Deportivo. Coach Fernando Vázquez is content with the contribution of Luis Fernández and Borja Bastón, but he has always insisted that the team needs a third choice, a more veteran player that can add depth and experience.

Alex Geijo was the chosen one for the job, but the negative of the administrators frustrated the signing on deadline day. The summer window is closed, but La Liga still allows inscribing new players in two different cases: free agents and replacements for a player that has suffered a serious injury.

It isn’t a new situation for Deportivo as the club lived the same on last season after the Galicians missed to close the arrival of Christian Stuani. The club tried to hire a free agent after deadline day, but it never occurred. Now there’s an added problem as the new signing must match the demand of the administrators, which means that it must be affordable. In other words the selected choice must be cheaper than Geijo.

For now three names of free agents have been linked with Deportivo: Andrija Delibašić, Lassad Nouioui and Juan Ángel Albín. The Galician media understands that the main choice was Montenegrin Delibašić, though the player has other offers. Actually, Radio Onda Cero reported that he was offered to earn 100,000 Euros and that he already rejected the proposal.

But Radio Cadena Cope reported a different version, because according to them Deportivo reached an agreement with the agent of the player, but that the problem was the administrators as they told the club that no more arrival will be allowed for the present season.

Meanwhile, ex-Depor Lassad was linked with a couple of Belgian team, including Lierse SK, he was negotiating with De Pallieters, but never reached an agreement. Finally Albin is a free agent after ending his contract with RCD Espanyol. The Uruguayan was linked with Mexican club Cruz Azul, but never sealed a deal with them.

In any case it seems pretty difficult that Depor are going to sign the expected reinforcement for the attacking line, the limited resources and the expectations of the administrators are blocking the will of the club, and to make things worse the alternatives are very limited.

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