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Getafe’s move for Ignasi Miquel put on ice – for now

Malaga may not have had a season to remember, but one player stood out as the side were relegated to Segunda: defender Ignasi Miquel. The former Barcelona and Arsenal centre-half joined the Costa del Sol side at the start of the January window and his performances since then have attracted the interest of a number of La Liga sides. The first to make their interest firm was Getafe but offers so far have fallen well short of his 3.5-million-euro release clause, according to Malaga-based newspaper Diario SUR. With Malaga unwilling…

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Nastic keeper Dimitrievski set for big move

Nastic’s Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski is close to completing a move to Malaga, according to Cope Málaga and various Catalan news outlets. At 1.88 metres, the full international with Macedonia is the commanding stopper Malaga have identified to replace Roberto Jimenez whose loan from Espanyol has concluded at the end of the season after Malaga’s relegation to Segunda was confirmed. According to reports coming out of Tarragona, Dimitrievski could cost in the region of one million euros. The 24-year-old has played in Andalusia before having represented the reserve teams of…

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Malaga hopeful Michael Santos will stay to lead the line next season

Forward Michael Santos, who scored 17 goals in Segunda on loan at Sporting Gijón last season, is wanted back at La Rosaleda this year to provide competition up front for youngster Youssef En-Nesyri. Despite being one of three players whose wages haven’t been halved because of relegation (Federico Ricca and Juanpi are the others), Malaga have welcomed him back for preseason training after the player turned down a reported 3.5-million-euro move to Danish side FC Copenhagen, according to Malaga-based newspaper Diario SUR. Having already adapted to the division, new coach…

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Diego Rolan close to agreeing La Liga return with Getafe

Diego Rolan is closing in on a return to La Liga with Getafe, according to various reports in Spanish and French media. The Uruguayan forward netted five times in 21 league games during his one-year loan spell with Malaga last season but was unable to help them escape relegation – dropping down with the likes of Deportivo La Coruna and Las Palmas. Whilst Malaga’s performances were forgettable, it seems Rolan’s impressions in Spain’s top flight have not gone un-noticed and a move to Madrid based side Getafe is on the…

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Malaga captain Roberto Rosales to leave this summer

Roberto Rosales looks set to leave Malaga this summer after interest from Girona and Real Betis emerged. The 29-year-old in truth, did not have a bad season last term, despite being involved in a relegation and it seems his efforts have not gone unmissed after interest from two La Liga sides. Girona are extremely keen on bringing in the Venezuelan full-back, whilst Betis, who are actively searching for new recruits to bolster their squad ahead of a Europa League campaign – are too. Rosales has a current deal at La…

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Malaga identify Jorge Molina’s experience as key to promotion

Malaga are keen on bringing Jorge Molina to the club this summer as they look to bounce back following relegation to La Liga 123. The 36-year-old striker is no doubt one of Spanish football’s most consistent goal-scorers and it seems the Andalusian side have chosen him as the key to gaining promotion back to La Liga at the first try next season. An awful season for Malaga saw them finish rock bottom of the pile in La Liga, suffering relegation and be forced to undergo a squad revamp this summer.…

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Muniz appointed Malaga coach for the third time

Malaga’s search for a head coach is over. Juan Ramon Muniz signed a two-year contract on Wednesday morning to lead the Costa del Sol club in their pursuit of an immediate return to La Liga. It’s third time lucky for Malaga after the move twice collapsed this summer. The first time, then sporting director Mario Husillos approached Muniz just after he got the sack from Levante in March and Malaga were still fighting relegation. However, Muniz distanced himself from the role having failed to recieve the guarantees he was seeking.…

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Belgian winger Maxime Lestienne leaving Malaga after failure to impress

Belgian winger Maxime Lestienne will officially leave Malaga at the end of this month after failing to impress. The Andalusian side suffered relegation last season and will now prepare for life in the second tier of Spanish football, but Lestienne will not be present in their squad for the new season, having failed to warrant a new contract. Having moved to Malaga last summer from Russian side Rubin Kazan, Lestienne did feature 12 times and notch one assist but his season failed to gain any momentum. The 26-year-old will now…

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Alaves complete Jony Rodriguez loan deal

Alaves have officially signed Malaga winger Jony Rodriguez on a season long loan after negotiations proved successful. The move had been heavily discussed towards the back end of last season, having seen Jony’s desire to remain in La Liga following Malaga’s relegation to the second tier. Jony joined Malaga from Sporting Gijon in 2016 but failed to gain sufficient playing time with the Andalusian club, forcing him to return to his former club for a six month loan spell at the end of last season. The 26-year-old is a left…

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Former Malaga boss Michel shock contender for Real Madrid hot-seat

Real Madrid could be forced to consider a shock candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu dug-out, with AS reporting that former Malaga boss Michel is now in the running. The report states that Los Blancos have already been turned down by five top coaches from their shortlist, including Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp, Joachim Low, Massimiliano Allegri and Julian Nagelsman. With options now seemingly running out for Florentino Perez and co., Michel would be a man who would be almost certain to accept the job if offered it and…

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