Zaragoza look at Smith

Former Palace man keen to make most of La Liga chance

By Francisco Acedo.   Last Updated: 13/07/11 12:28pm

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Winger Ryan Smith has earned a two-week trial with Real Zaragoza after departing Major League Soccer side Kansas City.

The 24-year-old, who moved to the USA from Crystal Palace last February, is available on a free transfer after his deal at Kansas ended.

Smith was supposed to undergo a trial at Mexican side Atlas last week but legal details prevented the move.

The forward, a former England youth international, is now hoping to win a permanent contract at the Primera Liga club.

"I've arrived to play in La Liga," said Smith. "That is my intention and I want to profit from this chance."

Smith started his career at Arsenal in 2003 but made just a handful of appearances for the club before departing for Derby.

The winger has also spent time playing at Leicester, Millwall and Southampton.

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