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LUIS LEAVES DEPORTIVO

22 Jul 2016
Luis Fernández rescinded his contract with Deportivo and will now play at AD Alcorcón. Deportivo are keeping an option to re-sign the player in the future.

Deportivo informed on Thursday that Luis Fernández has rescinded his contract with the club; shortly after Segunda club AD Alcorcón announced that the Galician striker is signing a two-year contract with them. Depor also informed that they are keeping an option to re-sign the player in the future and also that they will get a percentage of a future transfer.

Luis joined Deportivo in 2009 and played for Juvenil A & B and was later promoted to Fabril. Despite a serious knee injury sustained in 2012, the striker had a great year during the season 2012/13 netting 27 goals and been the top-scorer at the team. In the end he scored 31 goals in 47 Tercera appearances with Depor B.

For the season 2013/14, Depor were in serious financial problems and were relegated to Segunda, Luis was promoted to the first team and had a decent performance scoring 5 goals in 28 appearances at Liga Adelante, he also scored 1 goals in 2 Copa matches.

But with the team back at Primera there was no room for him and the Burela-born player was loaned to AD Alcorcón. The hope was to find minutes and goals, and ended in a midpoint position, without been consistent though having some good moments in a club that was only aspiring to clinch the permanence. The Aragonians suffered all season long and were in relegation by matchday 34, but an explosive end with 6 wins within the last 8 games granted the safety.

The striker was going in and out of the starting formations, he played 28 games in liga (18 as a starter) and scored four goals (plus one in Copa). He started 2016 been the starting choice and playing the full 90 minutes in the first 6 games in the new year, but later fell from the squad and became a substitute The striker barely played within the last 17 matchdays, though he ended with a positive note scoring twice in the 2-3 win at CA Osasuna (matchday 41), result that secured the permanence for his team.

Luis is the seventh player under contract that leaves Depor during the summer. Pablo Insua (Leganés), Juan Dominguez (Mallorca) and Róber (Levante) were loaned, while Miguel Cardoso also rescinded his contract and Manuel Pablo retired. Bicho and Luisinho are the other two players expected to leave.

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