Transfer news


11 Nov 2005
The list of names to reinforce the squad continues to grow. The most recent name added is Juan Rodr?­guez, the best midfielder of M??laga. Other names that have appeared are Christian Vieri and Pablo de Lucas. For the moment these are only rumours, but it seems obvious that the Galician club is studying different options.

Juan Rodr?­guez (23) is one of the best talents that has appeared in Andalucia during the last years. He debuted with M??laga during the season 2003/04 playing two games in Primera. In the last campaign he was a regular starter with Antoino Tapia. Now, Deportivo is thinking of him as the replacement for Duscher. The Argentinean midfielder will not be sold in January, but the club doesn't discard a transfer to England during the next summer market.

The advantage with Juan Rodr?­guez is that his contract with M??laga ends in 2006 and the renovation hasn't been negotiated. Caparr??s likes his style and according to sportpaper Marca Deportivo is only waiting for the month of January in order to present an offer to his agent. The player himself has admitted that his first option is to continue in M??laga, but he didn't close the doors to another options.

Manuel Fern??ndez Mu?±iz 'Manu' (20) is another candidate searched by Deportivo. The goalkeeper of Sporting Gij??n is injured at this moment (broken foot), but the interest of Caparr??s is latent. Last summer it was known that Deportivo tried to sign him along with his teammate Javi Fuego, but the negotiations weren't successful. Now, the media of Gij??n wrote that a second offer was presented. This time the amount offered is €600,000 and involves also the transfer of Pablo De Lucas.

Pablo De Lucas Torres (20) is another player of Sporting B that debuted with the first squad on this season. The young midfielder impressed in his copa participation against Racing Ferrol and apparently Depor's officials are following his progress.

The striking zone continues to be the main area in which the reinforcements are needed. In this order the club continues to study options, the last name to emerge is Christian Vieri (33). 'Capo Canonnieri' is unhappy since Gilardino and Shevchenko are closing his options in AC Milan and the Italian club has offered him on loan to several teams in Spain. However, newspaper La Opini??n appoints that his salary is too high for Deportivo. Espanyol, Villarreal and Betis are other clubs interested in him.

Despite all of the rumours the main name in the list of possible reinforcements continues to be Ikechkwu Uche (21). He's the top scorer in Segunda ad Depor Sport has admitted that the club sent a 'spy' to the last confrontation between Racing Ferrol and Recreativo. However, the same source claims that Depor will prefer first to give an opportunity to the youngsters Xisco, Senel and Rub?©n Rivera in the first squad.

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