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A NEW STRIKER?

26 Sep 2006
Bodipo's long-term injury and the offensive problems during the last defeat against Levante, are creating worries in the Deportivo camp. The papers in Spain have speculated that Lendorio could try to negotiate the incorporation of a new striker during the next days, a fact that's possible since la liga allows to substitute a long-term injured man during the competition. However, Caparr�s is thinking about promoting a Fabril youngster to the first team.

Deportivo has five strikers in this season squad, but the problems with injuries and repositioning are causing a deficit for this roll. Riki and Arizmendi have been used as wingers, hasn't surpassed his muscular problems, and the youngster Adri�n L�pez can't participate with the squad due to the conflict with Real Oviedo.

The injury that Bodipo suffered last week has complicated Caparr�s' plans.  The Sevillan coach is forced to use Riki or Arizmendi to cover the position, and the main problem is that Depor's trainer doesn't have a 'Dynamic' player on the bench. A fact that has majorly influenced the coaching strategies used during a match as happened during the last defeat with Levante: Depor was losing the game and Caparr�s only had Estoyanoff and Filipe in order to change the result.

The situation has generated rumours in the media. It has been speculated that Lendoiro is exploring the market in order to  find a replacement for Bodipo. Sportpaper AS even wrote that the reinforcement could be ready before the next away trip against Real Betis; however, the paper didn't mention any candidate. The main one should be C�sar 'Chelito' Delgado (25), but his condition of non-EU status makes his immediate incorporation impossible.

Deportivo already have covered the three non-EU spots and one of the players, Gustavo Mun�a, will obtain the Spanish nationality until December. This mean that if Depor wants to inscribe a new striker before that date, they must European or obtain a European Passport. AS wrote that Lendoiro circling around a South American striker with experience in la liga.

The economic situation is another thing affecting the possibility of signing a new reinforcement. Lendoiro will have to negotiate hard in order to hire a convincing solution for Caparr�s. Maybe that's why the Sevillan coach said that the solution could be in Fabril: "We don't know yet, maybe the striker that will replace Bodipo is already in the club." Words that Caparr�s said on Sunday when he was asked if the club will sign a new reinforcement.

The candidates in Fabril are Jos� Arenas (21), Iv�n P�rez (21), Rub�n Rivera (21) and Aridane (19). Iv�n P�rez already participated with the first squad in a couple of friendlies, and Jos� Arenas is living a sweet moment with four goals scored in five games in Tercera.

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