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01 Sep 2018
Tytoń & Albentosa are the last exits of Deportivo during the summer window. The keeper was first in the list of players that weren’t counting, and left on deadline day. The centre-back was loaned at the last minute to Nástic.

Przemysław Tytoń rescinded his contract with Deportivo. The Polish goalkeeper was never in the plans of the club and, after some verbal accusations, Carmelo Del Pozo decided to cancel his contract. The sporting director said since the start that the keeper had no room at the team and that he was leaving, but the exit was only possible until Deadline Dday.

He was linked with a move to other clubs like Málaga CF, but in the end nothing was completed. On Wednesday Del Pozo was comparing the situation to a public employee used to do nothing, one day later one of his agents was publicly complaining of the treatment by the club.

Then Del Pozo responded only a few hours before rescinding his contract, “The future of Tytoń was pretty clear. I told him since the day I arrived. We understood the steps we needed to make; we allowed him to leave and even facilitated the road in an economic sense. We never had him training apart, like other clubs do. He was one more player and we respected the day by day. He was treated as any other player. Little can be argued to Deportivo about what we can do.”

“We opened the door to allow the exit, but he never accepted it and we respected the decision. In some cases we have been given money to see players leaving, but he and his agents didn’t’ want it. The player has the right to choose and he didn’t’ want to leave before. His release option was only €50,000 and we were even paying to see him leaving.” He added.

The true is that Tytoń never matched the expectations since his arrival ahead of the season 2016/17.  He started his first season at the club as the second keeper in liga, and gave a step forward when Garitano decided to replace Lux. He left a positive impression at the beginning, but with the passage of the games the doubts increased as he started to make mistakes that cost goals. It cannot be said that his work was terrible, but neither brought the needed sense of security. After the visit to Atlético Club (February 11, 2017) he returned to be the second keeper.

The situation was worse one year later, he was frequently left out of the rosters an only appeared in the next game after Rubén got injured, a 2-4 loss at home against Real Sociedad (September 10, 2017) match in which he only increased the previous doubts on him. Later Seedorf gave him the chance to play for nine minutes in the closing game at Valencia CF.

The exit of Raúl Albentosa was the last one of Depor during the summer window, and one of the last in Spain as it came over deadline time. He has been loaned out to Gimnástic Tarragona at Segunda División. The defender said at the beginning of the season that he was ready to continue, but later changed his mind and the club signed three centre-backs to cover the position.

Albentosa arrived to Depor ahead of the season 2016/17, he signed a four-year contract as a petition of former coach Gaizka Garitano. It was a final transfer from Derby County FC in which Depor paid an “undisclosed fee” that some sources estimated in €1 million.

He never adapted to t Depor, in his first season at the club the Valencian committed some errors that cost points. Even Garitano benched him after a series of unfortunate plays that cost games, he provoked the penalty that cost the game with Alavés (February 18), one week later was sent off before Leganés (February 25), and against Betis he was close to cost an upset entering the pitch in the final minutes just to make a last-minute foul at the edge of the area (March 08). With Pepe Mel on, he became the third choice for the centre of the defence and played in the final games just because Sidnei was injured.

Things didn’t change for the campaign 2017/18, Albentosa continued to be one of the most criticized players at the first team, and it wasn’t for nothing as he was committing errors that turned to be really expensive, like his poor coverage in the play that cost the expulsion of Kóval against SD Eibar (1-1, March 03). But he improved a lot in the last stretch after coach Clarence Seedorf made him the first choice for the centre of the defence; 11 of his 20 appearances in liga took place with the Dutchman on the bench.

These two exits take the number of departures to twelve, this among the players under contract after the previous departures of Florin Andone, Emre Çolak, Róber, Juanfran, Fabian Schär, Sidnei, Diego Rolán, Celso Borges, Luisinho and Guilherme. Previously, other eight men ended their contracts or loan spells: Rubén Martinez, Kóval, Fernando Navarro, Fede Valverde, Bakkali, Muntari, Adrián López and Lucas Pérez.




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