Delibasic departs Islanders
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Striker Andrija Delibasic has left Mallorca to sign for Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga.Striker Andrija Delibasic has left Mallorca to sign for Portuguese outfit Sporting Braga on loan.
The Serbo-Montenegrin hit-man joined The Islanders in January 2004 and made a decent impact managing seven goals in 19 starts.
However, Mallorca boss Hector Cuper has never really fancied the 24-year-old whose first-team chances all but disappeared following the Argentine's arrival in November last year.
Cuper shipped the former Partizan Belgrade man off to Benfica on loan for the second half of last term and has now agreed a similar deal with another Portuguese team.
Braga have settled on a season-long loan with an option to seal a permanent deal for a fee in the region of é¼2 million at the end of that time.
Delibasic will be hoping to kick-start his career in Portugal and his agent Slavisa Zivojanovic believes he will prove a big hit at Braga.
"The player is prepared to score many goals this season," Zivojanovic stated.
Meanwhile, Mallorca are reported to be close to adding another new face to their squad in the shape of defender Eduardo Tuzzio.
The stopper currently plays for River Plate in his native Argentina but looks set to join the ever-swelling colony of Argentines at Mallorca.
The 31-year-old left-back will join on loan initially although there will be an option to convert the move into a permanent transfer should he impress.
Cuper is also still hoping to snare want-away Valencia striker Bernardo Corradi but will push ahead with a swoop for Ajax star Angelos Charisteas if the Italian ultimately snubs his advances.