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IVAN PEREZ WILL HAVE A CHANCE

02 Jun 2009
Deportivo will test a new modality of contract for the season 2009/2010, for the first time a player will have a contract only for the pre-season. The intention is to test if Iv??n P?©rez is good enough for Depor’s first team. Lotina will have the last word.

The good season of playmaker/right winger Iv??n P?©rez called the attention of Lotina. Despite the relegation of Depor’s B squad to Tercera Division, the player of Fabril had a positive season with 8 goals scored and 12 assists, and Depor’s coach confessed that he saw interesting things on him; actually he was part of the first team’s training sessions during the last two weeks of the campaign.

Since Iv??n P?©rez is ending his contract in June, he and the club negotiated a new deal that in the end will represent a new modality at the club. It’s a contract only lasting for the pre-season; the intention of Deportivo is to see if the Santiago-born youngster is able to convince the coach during the pre-season stage.

If Lotina gives his approval, Iv??n P?©rez will sign a contract with the first team. If not, there are two options. One is to sign a different contract and to negotiate a loan with a Segunda or Segunda B club, the other is simply to release him and allow his incorporation to another club. There’s also the option to see him continuing at Fabril, despite been ar Tercera, but that choice will be used only if the player doesn’t find a door out.

The player talked to reporters and expressed his will to convince Lotina, "It's a great opportunity for me and I’m facing the pre-season willing to work, then to see what the coach decides. I guess that we won’t know anything until August, and then we will see what will be my future, but I’m totally in the hands of the coaches; they are now the persons that know what’s best for me."

It was also informed that Lotina will pick central defender David Rochela and midfielder Juan Dom?­nguez in order to complete the pre-season with the first squad. Rochela already took part of the first team’s pre-season during the campaign that has just ended, but it’s the first time for Dom?­nguez.

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