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THE FUTURE OF THE YOUNGEST PLAYERS

24 Jul 2012
The club is still searching for three or four new signings, but the arrivals aren’t the only unsolved issue for Lendoiro. Depor also has to define the near future of Ínsua, Seoane and Juan Carlos; three of the youngest players at the first team.

Deportivo’s first team currently has five Galician players that are 24 or younger: Diego Seoane (24), Juan Dominguez (22), David Rochela (22), Juan Carlos Real (21) and Pablo Ínsua (18). Of this list only Juan Dominguez has a secure place at Oltra’s plans. The rest will hardly have too many opportunities in the new season, so the initial plan of the club is to search for a loan spell in order to see them progressing.

David Rochela was the first player going out loaned and he shouldn’t be the only one, because Oltra already stated that it would be good to see some of the youngsters leaving in order to gain experience, which the coach described as “giving one step backwards to later make two steps forward.”

But at this point it isn’t clear if the rest of the young players at the first team will find the way out to other clubs. The most complicate case is right-back Diego Seoane. His contract ends in 2013 and the club wants to renew it before negotiating his exit, and here’s where the problems begin because there’s no agreement with his agent.

The Ourense-born player wants to renew his contract with a higher salary, while the club offers the same wages with the option to increase it with the passage of the seasons. If the contract of Seoane isn’t renewed, then he will stay at Depor for the season 2012/13, and like last season he will probably stay without having too many minutes as Oltra already has two choices for each side of the defense.

The next youngster in the list is playmaker Juan Carlos; there’s no problem with his contract as recently it was renewed for three more seasons, the problem is to receive an offer from another club. Last week president Lendoiro stated that there are no offers to see him playing loaned at other club, and also that the most normal thing is to see him playing at Depor for the new season.

Juan Carlos has played in the two friendly games disputed so far and Oltra could choose in alternating him with Valerón for the season at Primera, which would mean a huge opportunity for the A Coruña- born player. The problem is that Depor could be tempted to sign a new playmaker of a second striker, and this new arrival would probably rest minutes to him.

Finally, the case of centre back Pablo Ínsua; Lendoiro stated that one of the plans is to see him alternating between the first team and Fabril, but the fact is that Depor will probably sign two new centre backs and, with four choices at the first team, Oltra won’t give minutes to him, then the player would be condemn to play at Tercera División with Fabril, a division that seems too short for a promising player that needs challenges. The club hasn’t decided yet what do with Ínsua, for now he will join the trainings at the first team after been part of the Spanish team that conquered the U-19 Euro.

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