Racing land Sevilla star
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Racing Santander have boosted their forward-line by signing Sevilla's Antonito.Racing Santander have finally boosted their attacking options by taking Sevilla striker Antonito on a season-long loan.
The Cantabrians have been desperate to land a forward all summer having lost last season's top scorer Javi Guerrero to Celta Vigo.
Racing have been linked with a host of names including Dynamo Kiev's Kleber and Chile international Reinaldo Navia.
However, they have now strengthened their frontline with the capture of 27-year-old Antonito.
The hit-man is under contract until 2008 at Sevilla but finds himself well down the pecking order under new boss Juande Ramos.
Ramos has brought in Luis Fabiano, Fredi Kanoute and Javier Saviola this summer and Antonito is unlikely to have seen much action if he had remained at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.
However, the player still sees his long-term future at Sevilla and is determined to demonstrate his quality to Ramos whilst on loan at Racing.
"This is the best option for me," he stated.
"I need to be playing to show the coach that I still have a lot to offer Sevilla."
Racing do not have an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.