Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Getafe sign Juan Rodríguez on a pre-contract from Deportivo La Coruña

Getafe have made their first summer signing by landing central midfielder Juan Rodríguez on a Bosman deal.

The former Málaga player has been at the Riazor since 2006, racking up over 150 appearances in that time.

With his contract set to expire, Getafe president Ángel Torres has moved to secure his signature for next season.

Rodríguez has signed a deal of unknown duration and could yet be joined by Depor teammate Alberto Lopo. Marca claims that the experienced centre-back is also on Torres' shopping list and could be the next pre-contract arrival at the Coliseum.

Incomings, Outgoings

The addition to the squad of Rodríguez may signify greater changes to come. Currently the double pivot in coach Míchel's 4-2-3-1 is occupied by Derek Boateng and Dani Parejo: with rumours that one or both of these players could be subject to bids from larger sides, it is not impossible that Rodríguez is being eyed as a replacement.

On the other hand, Parejo could simply move further up the pitch, leaving Rodríguez to slot into his place. That, then, may spell the end for long-serving midfielder Javier Casquero or bit-part man Borja Fernández, the latter of whom only arrived at Geta this past summer.

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