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Leganes vs Las Palmas: Legionaries hoping to end four-game losing streak against relegation battlers

Leganes will look to end a run of four straight defeats in all competitions when they host Las Palmas who could move out of the relegation zone with a win. A Copa del Rey loss for the Legionaries began a streak that has seen them drop to 13th and will be mindful to not get into a battle for the bottom three, in particular if they make it five in a row. Yet, their opponents are also coming off the back of a defeats, after going down to Sevilla last…

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Las Palmas approach free agent Samir Nasri

Las Palmas have made an official approach to sign former Sevilla playmaker Samir Nasri on a free transfer. Having seen Jonathan Viera depart for China earlier this week, the Gran Canarian side have been granted permission by La Liga to make contact with the Frenchman. Spaniard Viera has left a gaping hold in the club’s midfield areas, having been arguably their standout player this term. Talk was heard on Tuesday that the club had made contact with former Rayo Vallecano veteran midfielder Roberto Trashorras, but such a deal seems to…

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Las Palmas look to 36-year-old free agent as Viera prepares to leave

Las Palmas are discussing a deal with former Rayo Vallecano midfielder Roberto Trashorras, according to reports. The 36-year-old ended his seven year spell with the Segunda side last summer after losing his starting place and he has been unable to find a new club. Having seen former boss Paco Jemez take over at the Gran Canarian side, Trashorras has been training on the Island in the hope of a potential deal. And, it is understood, that Jonathan Viera’s pending departure to China will see the veteran be handed a short term…

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Las Palmas agree Jonathan Viera sale to China

Jonathan Viera will join Chinese club Beijing Guoan after Las Palmas agreed a deal to sell the midfielder on Monday afternoon. Spaniard Viera, 28, attracted interest from Premier League clubs during the January transfer window, but will complete a switch to Asia in the region of €25m. The La Liga side have ensured that they will earn 30% of any future sale of the player. The club has also not ruled out the possibility of Viera returning to Las Palmas, should he decide to shorten his stay in China. “I…

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China beckons for Jonathan Viera or Iago Aspas

Las Palmas forward Jonathan Viera is set to join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan, but will be replaced by Iago Aspas if a deal falls through. The 28-year-old Gran Canarian is currently enjoying his second stint with the club, but his form has seen him linked with a move away from the club, prompting interest from a number of English sides in the process, such as Everton. A summer move does seem likely, leaving Las Palmas fans questioning their sides ambitions after losing a number of stars in the last…

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Athletic Club 0-0 Las Palmas: Hosts continue to struggle

Athletic Club continued to struggle as they were held at home to Las Palmas on Friday night at San Mames. The Basque hosts have struggled this season to find consistency and coach Jose Luis Ziganda will now feel even more pressure after a dismal performance against Paco Jemez’s men, who frustrated the San Mames crowd. Athletic had the better chances in the first half, with Inaki Williams proving to be their best outlet and the young winger almost opened the scoring late in the first period after a cross from…

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Jemez urges Las Palmas to be wise against Athletic Club

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has asked his players to play to their strengths in the Friday night fixture with Athletic Club. Home side Athletic begin the weekend in 13th but could move into the top half with a win at San Mames before the rest of the sides play later this weekend. Las Palmas are now four clear of bottom of the table Malaga following their win last week and are now just three points from safety albeit with the worst goal difference in the league of -33. The…

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Athletic Club vs Las Palmas: Bilbao aim to bounce back from Girona disappointment

Athletic Club de Bilbao host Las Palmas on Friday night looking to put last week’s defeat at Girona behind them against a Las Palmas side full of confidence after Monday’s win against Malaga. The home side begin the weekend in 13th but could move into the top half with a win at San Mames before the rest of the sides play later this weekend. Las Palmas are now four clear of bottom of the table Malaga following their win last week and are now just three points from safety albeit…

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LOST on an ISLAND! Tannane makes strange Las Palmas claim

Former Las Palmas player Ousmane Tannane has claimed his did not know the club were on an Island, despite spending six months at the Estadio Gran Canaria. Tannabe joined the Gran Canarian club from Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan last summer, but after the arrival of new coach Paco Jemez before the winter break – the forward was shown the door, being deemed surplus to requirements. Having failed to impress over 11 appearances, Tannane was returned to his parent club in France and the Moroccan has discussed his time in…

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Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 22

We take a look back for the biggest performers and the worst in our Hits & Flops from the Round of 22 in La Liga. HIT: Alen Halilovic Las Palmas substitute Halilovic scored the only goal in the last minute of the game at home to bottom of the table Malaga to move four clear of the Andalucians, level on points with eighteenth placed Deportivo La Coruna. Halilovic replaced Gil just past the hour mark but the Croatian wasn’t having the greatest of impacts, giving the ball away several times,…

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