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Juan Cala jets off to China, but Valladolid’s Mata rejects move

Getafe’s Juan Cala is set to make a move to the Chinese Super League, but another Spaniard – Jaime Mata, has rejected a move. La Liga and Segunda have largely been targeted by a number of Chinese sides in recent times, having seen the likes of Jonathan Viera depart from Las Palmas just recently. Cala, 28, is now set to join Viera in Asia, agreeing a deal to move to Henan Jianye in a €1.5m deal. The defender has enjoyed stints in Greece, Russia and England during his career, whilst he…

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Police arrest 24 in Spanish match fixing operation

24 people have been arrested on Monday in an operation into alleged match fixing in the country’s lower league, according to police sources. Arrests were made across Spain, including some in Barcelona, with police actively trying to put an end to alleged fraud and corruption. The ring is accused of using players to force situations such as corners or penalties in the Segunda B and Third Division, allowing higher club members to make bets on the amount of match statistics. The action follows news that Spanish courts will re-open the…

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Man United midfielder Herrera and Gabi involved in match fixing scandal

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabi face up to two years in prison if they are found guilty in a match fixing scandal involving Real Zaragoza. It has been one of Spanish football’s longest running scandals, but it is coming to end as prosecutors have reopened an investigation into Levante’s match with Real Zaragoza in 2011. The game saw Zaragoza remain in La Liga with a 2-1 win at the Ciutat de Valencia, with Levante already safe, but it is alleged that a number of players…

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Former Rayo boss Sandoval back in management with Cordoba

Former Rayo Vallecano boss Jose Ramon Sandoval has returned to management after a two-year break, agreeing to take over at Segunda side Cordoba. The La Liga 123 side are currently in relegation trouble and the sacking of Jorge Romero over the week came after the 33-year-old guided the club to two wins and seven defeats from December. His departure makes way for Sandoval, who has not been in management since 2017 with Rayo and will now take charge for a second time during his career. The Madrid-born coach will face…

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Team Spotlight: RCD Mallorca and the fallen giant

Samuel Eto’o and Dani Guiza once graced RCD Mallorca’s Estadi de Son Moix, now they languish in the Segunda B division. In 2001, they beat Arsenal in the Champions League group stage, before finishing 5th in La Liga nine years later, but this season, the Vermilions were knocked out in the second round of the Copa del Rey to Lleida Esportiu. Mallorca were once mingling with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the summit of the Spanish top flight, but financial issues have seen them plummet to the…

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Global News Segunda 

Liverpool sign Colombian youngster and loan him to Mallorca

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo, who has been sent out on loan to Real Mallorca. The talented teenager, signed from Fortaleza in Colombia, will remain with the Islanders until June 30th, 2019 on an 18 month loan move. The 18-year-old, who can play on both sides of defence, is an U20 international and will make his senior debut for Mallorca once his work permit has been fully obtained. Mallorca sit top of Group 3 in Segunda B after taking a dramatic fall from the Spanish…

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Granada complete late double signing

Granada have completed loan deals for Benfica winger Salvador Agra and Celta Vigo midfielder Andrew Hjulsager, the club has confirmed. The Andalusian club are desperate to bounce back and return to La Liga, but they currently sit eighth – outside the play off places. The arrival of both Agra and Hjulsager will provide a boost to their midfield and attacking options with both expected to feature this coming weekend against Tenerife. Former Brondby midfielder man Hjulsager arrives from Galician side Celta, having made just nine appearances for the La Liga…

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Granada make double signing on deadline day

Spanish second division side Granada CF had a busy last day in the winter transfer window signing two attacking players as the club continues its quest for promotion back into La Liga. Danish midfielder Andrew Hjulsger has signed for Granada on loan for the remainder of the season from Celta vigo. The 23 year old attacking midfielder has joined the Second division side in the hope of more game time having only made four appearances this season for Vigo. This has come in a bid to bolster manager Jose Luis…

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Jose Antonio Reyes moves to Cordoba

Struggling Segunda side Cordoba have pulled off a major coup by signing ex-Sevilla man and Arsenal invincible Jose Antonio Reyes. Reyes was recently at Espanyol but left the Catalans after a single season and is believed to have turned down a move to La Liga 1|2|3 high flyers Cadiz and chose Cordoba at the other end of the table. Shanghai Shenhua in China and Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia both made offers to the player with the Chinese Super League side rumoured to have been close to sorting out a…

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Barca B allow two strikers to leave the club as Lozano joins Girona

Barcelona B have allowed both Rafa Mujica and Anthony Lozano to leave the club, joining Cornella and Girona, respectively. The latter has completed a move to Girona after featuring 20 times for Barca’s second string in Segunda, where he scored four goals. The 24-year-old, who is a Honduras international will now get a chance with La Liga side Girona, who have been impressing this season. Lozano’s exit from Barca B follows that of Wilfrid Kaptoum, who cancelled his contract to join Real Betis and Sergio Gomez, who has joined German…

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