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Rumors: High Gear

Transfer rumors are really stepping up with only 10 league matches left in the season and potential Champions' League football next fall. So, for a quick roundup:

  • Two defenders are in the mix, one of which being a LEFT-back! (Really, how long can we keep going with only Capdevila, no matter how good he is?). The left-back is Mané, who is currently playing in Almeria. The second prospect is Fenerbace center-back Edu Dracena, who Villarreal was interested in when he still played for Cruzeiro.
  • Javi Venta is back next year. He has signed a one-year deal with the Yellows, with the option of renewing if both sides agree in summer 2009.

If we are going to compete in three competitions next year - La Liga, Europe and Copa del Rey - we have to be deeper in defense. Our shortcomings were clear this year as we were embarrassed out of the Uefa Cup and outmanned in Copa del Rey. We have only played at our best at the beginning of the season and currently - when La Liga was the only focus. Coming soon will be full thoughts on needs and the squad for next year.