Squad news


31 Jan 2015
Deportivo will have a large squad for the second round in la liga: 26 players. The 25 spots are occupied and it was even necessary to inscribe Hélder Costa with Fabril. There were four winter singings, while three men had to leave.

It was a busy winter market for Deportivo. The club completed four signings: striker Oriol Riera (loaned from Wigan Athletic), centre midfielder Celso Borges (loaned from Gimnástic), winger Hélder Costa (loaned from SL Benfica) and centre-back Borja López (loaned from AS Monaco).

Meanwhile, three players left the club: centre-back Modibo Diakité (out of contract), right-back Diego Seoane (loaned to CD Lugo) and playmaker Juan Carlos Real (out of contract, but joined CD Tenerife with rebuy option).

The first team of Deportivo is now composed by 26 players, since la liga only allows to inscribe 25 men then the club decided to inscribe Hélder Costa with Depor B, something that’s  possible as the Portuguese is a U-23 player and since there were available spots there. But Costa won’t play with Fabril, something clarified by the club during his presentation.

So coach Víctor Fernández is having a large squad to complete the season, on Thursday he even calculated the number of players working with him in 27, this since Fabril’s goalie David Gómez usually trains with the other two goalkeepers and coach Manu Sotelo.

The club even tried to make more signings, because there was an offer for Cezary Wilk coming from the MLS and also an offer from an unknown European club trying to take José Rodríguez, but nothing more happened despite the latest interest of CA Osasuna for Diogo Salomão. President Tino Fernández mentioned a “master purchase” some weeks ago but it didn’t take place.

Midfield continues to be the busier zone at the first team, because 10 of the 26 men are players for this zone on the field, six of them are centre midfielders, while there are only three natural wingers; this means that this zone can have problems in case facing injuries and suspensions. The rest of the positions are well covered, at least in numbers.

Squad for the season 2014/15 [shirt numbers in parenthesis]:
Goalkeepers: Lux (1) & Fabricio (13)
Defenders: Manuel Pablo (2), Laure (15), Juanfran Moreno (11), Insua (5), Lopo (23), Sidnei (12), Borja López (25), Luisinho (16) & Canella (3)
Midfielders: Álex Bergantiños (4), Juan Dominguez (10), Wilk (20), José Rodriguez (6), Medunjanin (8), Celso Borges (22), Hélder Costa (32), Lucas Pérez (7), Cuenca (14), Salomão (17) & Luis Fariña (24)
Attackers: Toché (18), Cavaleiro (19), Oriol Riera (21) & Hélder Postiga (9)



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