Transfer news


24 Jun 2015
Eight days before starting the pre-season and Deportivo only have sixteen players at the first team, six of them are full-backs and five are centre midfielders. The club is still trying to close the continuity of Sidnei, Riera, Lucas and Salomão.

The pre-season starts on July 2 and there a lot of work to do at the moment of defining the squad for the new campaign.  For the moment the first team of Deportivo is only composed by sixteen players and there’s an important unbalance as six of them are full-backs and five are centre midfielders.

For the moment the list is composed by goalkeepers German Lux and Fabricio Agosto, right-backs Laure, Manuel Pablo and Diego Seoane, left-backs Luisinho, Fernando Navarro and Saul García, centre-backs Albert Lopo and Pablo Insua, midfielders Álex Bergantiños, Celso Borges, Haris Medunjanin, Sergio Teles and Juan Domínguez, plus striker Luis Fernández.

And some of these men could still leave, like the case of Raúl García, who is expected to go out loaned. Coach Víctor Sánchez was hoping to have the 90% of the players available for the kick-off in the pre-season, but for the moment things are stuck in the market.

For now the club is focused in securing the continuity of four players that were loaned at the club during last season: centre-back Sidnei Rechel, playmaker Lucas Pérez, winger Diogo Salomão and striker Oriol Riera.

During the past week several sources have been claiming that Depor were close to secure deals with SL Benfica for Sidnei and Wigan Athletic for Riera, but both operations remain stuck. In both the club is negotiating a final transfer that could mean to pay a fee.

In the case of Salomão, the club is waiting to see the winger cancelling his contract with Sporting CP, because it isn’t planned to pay a fee for the player. And in the case with Lucas, Depor and PAOK are open to complete the transfer, but for the moment both sides haven’t reached any agreement about the exact amount to be paid and neither the number of payments. The player has been picked for the pre-season with PAOK starting on July 1.

About other names, Deportivo have been linked with several players. One of them is Colombian striker Brayan Perea (22, SS Lazio). The agent of the player, Francesco Caliandro, said in Italy that there are ongoing negotiations with Lazio for a loan operation.



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