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SIDNEI & DIAKITÉ PRESENTED

06 Sep 2014
The last two signings made during the winter window were presented by Deportivo. Centre-backs Sidnei and Diakité were presented at the headquarters of Grupo Louzao, one of the club’s sponsors.

Sidnei Rechel and Modibo Diakité were presented on Friday as the last two signings of Deportivo during the summer window. Both are centre-back that arrive in order to reinforce the position that had the lesser number of players. The act took place at the headquarters of Grupo Louzao, an automotive distributor that’s one of the sponsors of Deportivo.

Brazilian Sidnei arrives loaned from SL Benfica for one season; there’s no buyout option over the player. In the case of French Diakité he signed as a free agent after he rescinded his contract with Sunderland. He’s only signing for one season.

President Tino Fernández welcomed both players saying they are the icing of the transfer window at Deportivo, “Today we are closing the presentations of the signings for the summer of the season 2014-15. As you might now we have here Sidnei & Diakité. These are two centre backs with experience in the highest level that mean the icing of all the summer operations made by the club.”



Diakité & Sidnei with Tino Fernández during the presentation
Later the players addressed the media. Both men said that they have received good references coming from former Depor’s players. Sidnei said that he’s fit to play, “I am ready to play and don’t have any issue before the next game. I received references from friends that have played on here like, Colotto. I’m glad to be here.”

Meanwhile, Diakité said [talking in Italian] that he talked with Scaloni, “Yesterday I received the call of a great friend, Lionel Scaloni, who has explained to me everything related to Deportivo. I’ve good references. I’ve played in Italy and England and am conscious that the playing style in Spain is different, but will try to adapt as soon as possible.”

RELATED:

* DIAKITÉ’S PROFILE
* SIDNEI’S PROFILE

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