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Ximo bounces back to La Liga with Alaves deal

Alaves have completed the signing of Las Palmas defender Ximo Navarro on a three-year contract, the La Liga club have confirmed. The 28-year-old moved to the Gran Canarian side last summer after impressing for Almeria but he could do very little about their relegation to the second division and therefore – saw his contract terminated at the club. Having impressed during his 31 appearances last season, the defender has now arrived at Alaves, where he has become the club’s second summer signing after Jony arrived from Malaga. Born in Granada,…

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Milan to announce Halilovic as first summer signing

Following an 18-month loan spell at Las Palmas, Italian reports claim that Alen Halilovic will become AC Milan’s first signing of the transfer window. Calcio Mercato report that The 22-year old Croatian, who is currently at German club Hamburg, is due to arrive in Milan today to undergo a medical with the Rossoneri, before signing a three-year deal with the club. The attacking midfielder came through the ranks at Dinamo Zagreb before signing with Barcelona in a €2.2 million deal in May 2014. Raised in the club’s La Masia system,…

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Ruben Castro on verge of Las Palmas deal as Benito Villamarin spell comes to an end

Ruben Castro looks set to leave Real Betis after discussing terms with La Liga 123 side Las Palmas. The 36-year-old enjoyed a four month spell with Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng after leaving Betis last summer, but later returned to Spain in the January transfer window, making his return to the Betis first team. Castro, who is a fan favourite at the Benito Villamarin, started just one game since returning to the club though, making a handful of appearances from the bench, scoring once from the penalty spot. Any potential guaranteed starting place…

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Martin Mantovani leaves Leganes and joins relegated Las Palmas

Former Leganes defender Martin Mantovani has joined Las Palmas despite their relegation to La Liga 123. The Argentine centre back didn’t sign a new deal at the Estadio Butarque and has moved on to the Gran Canaria side where he has signed a two year deal, with the option of a third. The 33-year old Mantovani has been with Madrid based Leganes since the 2013/14 season and was part of their side that gained promotion to La Liga for the first time in their history. He began his career with…

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Pepe Mel set for Las Palmas role

Former Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis boss Pepe Mel is set to take over at Las Palmas, according to numerous reports. Los Amarillos suffered relegation to the second division this season, despite hopes that Paco Jemez would be able to change their fortunes after the winter break in December. The former Rayo Vallecano boss failed though and he is now set to be replaced by Mel, who won only six of his 24 games in charge of Depor, before being dismissed in October 2017 and replaced by Clarence Seedorf.…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Leganes and Girona grab final day victories

Leganes ended their La Liga campaign with a 3-2 win over Real Betis, whilst Girona secured a 2-1 win over Las Palmas. It has been a good season for Asier Garitano’s Leganes and the players gave their coach a good send off on Saturday as they beat Real Betis, despite having ten men. Joel Campbell was handed a start by Quique Setien and the Costa Rican forward opened the scoring after 20 minutes. Diego Rico was then sent off for the home side, but his sending off spurred them on…

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Las Palmas to give all season ticket holders free renewal

Relegated Las Palmas have revealed that season ticket holders this season will be given a free renewal for the 2018/19 season. Speaking in a press conference on Friday, president Miguel Angel Ramirez made the announcement as a gesture of goodwill after fans protested furiously, storming out of the stadium as Alaves thrashed the Canary Island outfit to seal their fate. “Current season ticket holders won’t pay for renewal next season,” Ramirez said, as quoted by the club’s website. “It’s the least we could do after the disenchantment of this year.”…

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Las Palmas president arrested for social security fraud

Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of social security fraud. The Gran Canarian businessman was detained by national police on landing in Madrid, it was confirmed by Spanish daily Marca. He has been detained on charges of social security fraud by paying workers below agreements made, thus avoiding to pay thousands of pounds. Ramirez is now set to testify before the Spanish judge on Thursday, according to various other media outlets. It is not the first time the 49-year-old has been brushed with the…

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