Rodriguez rejects Depor talk
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juan Rodriguez has denied claims he has already signed a pre-contract with Deportivo.Malaga midfielder Juan Rodriguez has denied claims he has already signed a pre-contract agreement to join Deportivo La Coruna next summer.
The 24-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season and has failed to agree terms with Malaga on a new one.
A number of Primera teams are monitoring his situation including Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, but reports suggested he had already committed himself to a move to Depor.
However, Rodriguez has now come out to deny that and insists he has not ruled out the possibility of staying with Malaga.
"The news is not true as I have not signed anything," he stated.
"At this time rumours are normal, but I am only thinking about playing and giving everything to keep Malaga in La Primera.
"A few weeks ago it was Villarreal and now it is Deportivo, the truth is I am very surprised by all this.
"My first option is to stay at Malaga because the most satisfying thing for any player is to be able to play in the team that brought you through.
"With the change of manager we all have chances to play and have to keep working to win a place."