Maxime Lestienne and Isaac Success join on busy deadline day for Malaga

Maxime Lestienne and Isaac Success join on busy deadline day for Malaga

January 31, 2018 Off By Daryl Finch

With their La Liga survival on the line, Malaga have moved to further strengthen their attacking line with the deadline day signings of Maxime Lestienne and Isaac Success.

Lestienne, who normally operates from the left, will bring speed and delivery from wide areas.

The 25-year-old joins on loan until the end of the season from Russian side Rubin Kazan.

Despite his age, Lestienne has already had something of a nomadic career. After a successful spell in his native Belgium with Club Brugge, Lestienne completed a big-money move to Qatar with Al-Arabi. However, he never played for the team and after consecutive loan spells with Genoa and PSV, he joined Rubin in the summer of 2016.

One player who will be looking to feed off him is Isaac Success, who also joined the Blue and Whites on Wednesday.

The forward, who can also operate on the wing, joins on loan from English side Watford until the end of the season.

In Malaga, Success will be reunited with coach José González after their brief spell together at Granada during which the Nigerian scored six goals in the Andalusian side’s successful campaign to avoid relegation from La Liga in the 2015/16 season.

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Lestienne and Success bring Malaga’s transfer haul this window to seven after the signings of Ignasi Miquel, Manuel Iturra, Alberto Bueno, Samuel García and Brown Ideye.