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AYTHAMI LEAVES DEPORTIVO

24 Aug 2013
The exit of centre-back Aythami was confirmed on Friday. It’s part of the measures to control the salary cap at Deportivo. For the moment it isn’t official if the club is going to sign a replacement, though Marchena seems close to return.

Despite the previous comments of Lendoiro and Fernando Vázquez, the exit of Aythami Artiles seemed imminent, this after the recent information regarding the need to allow exits before making signings as the club had already surpassed the limit of the salary cap.

The name of the Canarian was mentioned together with the one of Paulo Assunção and Ayoze Díaz as candidates for the exits. In recent hours it was known that the Brazilian is close to reach an agreement to leave the club and that his family has already traveled to Brazil.

Just minutes after the official announcement was made UD Las Palmas informed that they had reached an agreement with Aythami for the next four years, in this way he joins Valerón in the way back home. The plan of the club is to sign a replacement for the centre of the defense and the main candidate is Carlos Marchena.

Still, the club will first try to cancel the contract of Assunção before announcing more signings, this in order to fulfill the petitions of the salary cap rule. For now the club is interested in signing two strikers, one or two wingers and one centre-back. In attack the club already has an agreement with and Borja Patón. For the wingers position the mentioned names are Pedro Santos (25, Leixões SC) and João Pedro (27, SC Braga).



The last training of Aythami at Abegondo (Wednesday)


Aythami belonged to Deportivo for six years, but only played in three complete seasons at the Galician first team. His first experience was a disaster as the centre-back only played in one game: a 0-2 loss at home against Recreativo de Huelva during the season 2007/08. Then he spent the next two and a half seasons playing loaned at other clubs.

He returned before the previous relegation to Segunda División and got a handful number of matches with Lotina, later he repeated a constant role with Oltra and last season he was the centre-back with more minutes at the team, but the true is that he never convinced the fans and was constantly criticized for his performances and mistakes.

The career of Aythami at Deportivo:

Season

Games played

Games as starter

minutes

yellow cards

red cards

goals

assists

2007-2008

1

1

90

0

0

0

0

2010-2011

19

17

1,521

5

0

2

1

2011-2012

23

20

1,811

6

0

2

1

2012-2013

26

24

2,172

10

0

0

1

Totals

69

62

5,594

21

0

4

3

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