Squad news


03 Jul 2017
The club announced the first signings for Fabril at the end of the week, while it also released the first list of players that will start the pre-season stage on July 11.

Deportivo announced at the end of the week the composition of Fabril’s squad for the pre-season. Depor B are returning to Segunda División B and the club also released the names of the first six signings. The first one is goalkeeper Álex Cobo, who arrived on loan during last season. The sporting secretariat was happy with his performance and fulfilled the buyout option over him (€45,000 paid to Lleida Esportiu).

Two new faces were announced on Friday: playmaker Jorge Romay and striker Uxío Dapena. Romay is 27 and returns to Depor B after a stage in Austria and with CD Boiro on last season (6 goals scored). Uxío is also 27 and was the top-scorer at Tercera División on the previous campaign (27 goals with CCD Cerceda). The club is betting on their experience in order to guide a team that searches the permanence; for the fact of been 27 they cannot play with the first team.

Then, On Sunday, the club announced three more signings: Left-back Diego Caballo Alonso, playmaker Martín Bengoa Diez and centre midfielder Gaizka Martínez Navarro. Diego Caballo is 23 and is coming from Valencia B (Valencia Mestalla). He's a product of Real Madrid's academy and has experience at Segunda B.

Gaizka Martínez is 20 and is coming from Basque club Sestao River. He played for Athletic and Levante in the stage of Juvenile and also has experience in the league. Martín Bengoa not only has experience at Segunda B, but also at Segunda A. He is 22 and is coming from Athletic B (Bilbao Athletic). He played three games at Segunda A for the campaign 2015/16 (totally, 61 games with Athletic B).

At the same time, the club extended the contracts of centre midfielder Álvaro Queijeiro and attacker Borja Galán, while it still negotiating with centre-back Nacho Monsalve and striker Borja Domingo.

For now, only ten of the players that clinched the promotion from Tercera are staying. The only lad that has been promoted from Juvenil A is Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho. Other seven players from Juvenil A will be making the pre-season with Depor B.

The pre-season for Fabril kick-offs on July 11, but four of the lads will begin to work one week before as they were picked by Pepe Mel for the first team: goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, centre midfielder Edu Expósito, winger Óscar García and attacker Borja Galán.

List of players for the pre-season:
Goalkeepers: Álex Cobo, Francis, Chema & Ricardo Benjamín
Defenders: Blas Alonso, Quique Fornos, Mujaid, Diego Caballo & Lucas Viña.
Midfielders: Carlos López, Edu Expósito, Queijeiro, Gaizka Martínez, Martín Bengoa, Romay, Óscar ‘Pinchi’, Kanouté, Iago Novo & Aarón Sánchez.
Attackers: Borja Galán, Jardel, Uxío Da Pena & Adrián Castro.



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