Depor seal Juanma deal
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Deportivo La Coruna have snapped up Juanma from Racing Santander.Deportivo La Coruna have snapped up tough-tackling defender Juanma from Racing Santander on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old centre half has signed a two-year deal at the Riazor, with an option for a third season, as new coach Joaquin Caparros begins to remould the squad.
Juanma, full name Juan Manuel Delgado, is familiar with Caparros's style having played under him at Recreativo for a season in 1998-99 in the Spanish Segunda Liga.
The player's agent, Bartolome Sanchez, spent two days negotiating the deal with Depor president Augusto Lendoiro and completed the deal to make Juanma the first signing of the summer for the Galician outfit.
Under Spanish football laws, all clubs, except Malaga and Barcelona, must be paid é¼1 million compensation when a player moves on a free transfer.