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30 Jul 2014
Fariña, José Rodriguez, Lucas Pérez and Salomão were presented to the fans on Tuesday. Around 1,500 fans were at the Riazor. President Tino Fernández talked of the remaining signings.

On Tuesday, Deportivo presented four players at once. The act took place at the Riazor as the club presented the last four signings: wingers Lucas Pérez and Diogo Salomão, centre midfielder José Rodriguez and playmaker Luis Fariña

Firstly the four new arrivals went out to the pitch of the Riazor, around 1,500 fans were expecting for them. After saying hello and posing for the photographs, the quartet went into the press room and addressed the media together with president Tino Fernández.

Depor’s president welcomed the new players, “Today it’s an honour to present these four signings. All of them are well known players. All of them come loaned for one season. I wish them the best. I want to tell them that this is a great city, a great club that will welcome them.”

He also talked of signings, “There will be four or five more signings. We could end up paying a transfer, though this year’s strategy is to make loans and I’m convinced that we are going to clinch the permanence. We will announce more signings and it’s possible to make one on this week.”

Salomão, Lucas Pérez, Jose Rodriguez and Fariña at the Riazor

Lucas Pérez was the first player that talked to reporters, “It’s great to comeback home and to have this welcome. For me it’s a pride to wear this shirt. The derby against Celta is fine, but for me the important thing is the league. My knee is fine, we will go step by step and hope to be fine soon.”

Salomão was pleased for returning to A Coruña, “The feelings are fine. This is my home, I know it pretty well. I hope this will be a great adventure and that everything will be fine. The main goal in a personal sense is to be recover myself as soon as possible and to join the trainings.”

The four new signings with president Tino Fernández

Luis Fariña was confessed that he asked for the opinion of Leo Scaloni, “Let’s hope this will be a great season for all my team mates, not only mine. The important thing is the group and let’s hope that Depor could end as high as possible. I received the better references from Scaloni.”

Finally, José Rodriguez was surprised with the number of fans at the Riazor, “I wasn’t expecting to see so many people on here. I’m content for how they are treating me. The coach likes to play football and I like to be in touch with the ball.”



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