Transfer news and rumours from Udine and Granada

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by sherlock, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    I was skeptical about him coming at Udinese, for the issue of only two extra-EU slots.
    But if they do a press conference to present him, I don't think it's to loan him the following day to WFC.
    I hope and think he'll be good for us.
  2. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    2 signings:

    Edgard Mendez (Spain): Winger, comes from Almeria, young but he must work on the psychological area (He thinks he is a star)
    Musavu King (Gabon): Central defender, left-footed, also young (23 years) comes from Caen. He had an Ajax offer too.

    Meanwhile Cordero said: We had received some offers for El Arabi, but they were low offers, so we hadn't even study them.
  3. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    According to some news, we could sign (or get in loan) Andres Fernandez (Porto) in next hours due to their Casillas signing.
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Thanks for the updates Sherlock/Rojiblanco!
  5. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Two extremely promising youngs from Udinese Primavera (U21) go on loan to Granada B (
    Nabil Jaadi
    Paweł Bochniewicz

    Good for both sides. The lads will have the chance to play with continuity in a decent level challenge like Spanish third tier. This would be impossible in Italy or England, where "B teams" are forbidden and to give a young player on loan in lower divisions is a risk for his development (no control on his training, plays only if really needed as owned players are preferred upon him).

    It would be nice if next season Granada FC stays up again AND Granada B conquers promotion to second tier. It could became the perfect "training ground" for the best young players from all the Triad.
  6. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    I read latest rumours saying Foulquier coming from Granada to Udinese, probably as substitute for Widmer if the latter goes (to Watford if no decent offers arrive??).

    Foulquier was signed by Granada last summer for 5Y (after a 1Y-loan from Rennes) and seemed a promising signing, but I see from his stats in last season ( that he "disappeared" from team in second half of season (bench or stand). Why that? Is he good?
  7. reids

    reids First Team

    The times I watched Granada last season he was great. Could be something to do with the change of manager?
  8. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Andrés Fernandez already confirmed as a Granada player on loan.

    @sherlock Foulquier has something really good and something really bad:

    Really good: He is really fast, can be running almost the whole game and, when he decide to attack (sometimes he really tries to combine and shoot the goal) he brings some danger.

    Really bad: He is more an athlete than a football player. He is promising, im pretty sure, you can see it, but he still has A LOT to improve to be a great player, specially in defense.

    Any way, he had Nyom in front of him, hard to take his place, so that also stopped his progression, he has been playing on the left side or as a winger.

    Apart of that, I like him and I had heard no news about him leaving...
  9. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Dear @sherlock:

    Iturra traveling to Udine.

  10. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    I don't know much of Iturra. I understand, by reading around, he's a holding midfielder? If so he's probably going to fill the hole left in that role after Allan (who will be highly missed) went to Napoli.
    Is he good?
    I hope you'll have some good replacement. After all, Allan's transfer fee (reportedly 12M€) is yours.

    By the way, I guess Allan's transfer has no precedents. Allan to Napoli: transfer fee to Granada, Britos to Watford and Duvan Zapata (on loan) to Udinese.
  11. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Why does Allan's transfer fee go to Granada?
  12. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Because he was still a Granada player, on loan to Udinese!

    The official Napoli's announcement ( says: "Napoli officially announces the transfer of Allan (permanent) from Granada. Contextually the club announces the transfer (two-year loan) of Duvan Zapata to Udinese and the transfer (permanent) of Britos to Watford."
  13. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

  14. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Not even wiki knows which club belong our players :p

    Yes Sherlock, he is a holding midfielder, pretty good and one of these players you are always see running.

    But he had to go due to some reasons:

    1 and main: We had just sign René Khrin (Inter de Milan), not official but he was today seeing the preseason game, another midfielder playing in that position but in an offensive way (What Sandoval wants).
    2. Due to that sign and our mister tactic ("I'm gonna make Granada CF play super offensive games") he suddenly loose any role in the game (He is the classic sudamerican "cut and pass to the near one").
    3. He wants to play (He is 32 yo) and he had a big salary, so best to both parts was a sell.

    Trying to recap:

    Roberto (GK and Captain, end of contract)
    Nyom (Watford)
    Murillo (Inter de Milan)
    Cala (rescinded)
    Juan Carlos (rescinded)
    Iturra (Udine)
    Riki (rescinded)
    Colunga (end of loan)
    Candeias (end of loan)
    Eddy (end of loan)
    Lass (end of loan)

    (Eddy, Candeias, Colunga, Riki & Cala didn't play too much)


    Andrés Fernandez (Loan from Porto)
    Khrin (Inter)
    Robert Ibañez (Loan from Valencia)
    Salva Ruiz (Loan from Valencia)
    Edgar Mendez (Almeria)
    Musavu King (Caen)


    El Arabi (He wanted to leave, but he is thinking about staying after seeing the Sandoval gameplay)
    Raul Jimenez (Atletico)
    Michu (Swansea)
    Manquillo (Liverpool)
    Thomas (Almeria)
    Nico Lopez (Udine)
  15. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Nico Lopez to Granada would be good for all.
    He's unhappy at Udinese and likely not in starting 11, with Di Natale, Thereau, Duvan Zapata, Alexis Zapata, Aguirre & Perica as other strikers.
    But he's promising and it would be a pity to lose him for peanuts (contract expiring 2018 and apperently he refuses so far to renew for 5 years).
    A transfer to an offensive-minded Granada where he might have a fair chance to play would be perfect.
  16. reids

    reids First Team

    Why did Granada get a keeper in on loan when Udinese is stacked with them? Just not good enough?
  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Not candyass :(
  18. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Andrés Fernandez on loan is one of this "trick" loans.

    If everything is ok (He plays well and he likes the club) he will come next year in property. He finish his Porto contract in 2017, not playing there, wanting to come back to Spain and the most expected scenario is a low price sign.
  19. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Manquillo went to Marseilla, so we forget about him.

    Also, Granada CF is trying to bring back Ruben Perez (who was on loan from Atletico de Madrid last season), this time on property if its possible.
  20. reids

    reids First Team

  21. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Yes @reids he is been called like a future central defender star (I must say I haven't seen him too much to say if its true or not) but looks like he is going to Madrid. Zaragoza rejected the Udinese offer to offer Vallejo to Madrid and Barcelona with only one goal: Have him on loan one more year (And, if they come to La Liga next year, have it in another loan). Thats the only reason.
  22. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Thought Romero had gone to Madrid? Did I imagine that?
  23. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    IIRC he was on loan to Real B
  24. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Nico Lopez going on loan to Granada for the season.
    I hope and think it's a good move for all (Lopez, Udinese and Granada).
    Good luck to him and of course to Granada.
    I really wish the cousins to have a less "interesting" season this time, with a boring but nice mid-table and an easy safety.
  25. reids

    reids First Team

    A fantastic move for all involved. Granada were seriously lacking creativity last season, hopefully Nico will be the one that provides it!
  26. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Now, if we get a midfielder (Ruben Perez again?) and right back defender (Miguel Lopes loan?) and a central defender (no names), the market season is over for us
  27. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Has El Arabi left yet?

    Have you signed any striker besides Nico Lopes?
  28. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    El Arabi is going to stay in Granada after seeing that Sandoval is staying here and he is going to play in an offensive way, great news.

    And besides Nico Lopez, not any "9", but we have sign some wing mans like Edgar Mendez (also a young one), and the Robert Ibañez loan one more year. So now we have in the "9" place Arabi, Cordoba and Success, and behind them we can have: Nico, Edgar, Robert, Rochina, Piti and Jaadi, a Granada B player who has been strangely protagonist during pre-season (and he was doing really good indeed). So the strikers area is already closed I think. Might be a surprise but... I don't think it will be the priority, maybe just only if they find a great and cheap sign.

    By the way, Miguel Lopes is already in Granada, so today the loan will be official.

    And now the sights are on Ruben Perez (If Atletico signs Motta if will be faster) and a central defender.
  29. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Jaadi is very very good. Probably the best player in Udinese Primavera last season, he already had a debut in serie A showing good skill and pace.
    He and Bochnievitz (very good too) went to Granada B but I fully expect both (Jaadi in particular) to be possibly useful to the A team.

    Edit: sorry, I was wrong. Jaadi's debut in first team was in Italy Cup, last16 turn, that we lost at the penalties against Napoli.
    He played 71' and showed THIS counterstrike+assist in his debut when 18YO:


    Promising, I'd say!
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  30. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Granada need a right back? Paredes could be off...
  31. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Already got Miguel Lopes on loan.

    @sherlock Won't be surprised if he gets into the A team regularly.
  32. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Surprising news: We thought Granada was fighting to get another loan of Ruben Perez from Atletico de Madrid, but today (Granada city news) says that Ruben Perez is about to broke his contract with Atletico for free and come to Granada for 4 years. Great move!
  33. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Today it happened a funny thing:

    As I said, Granada was waiting Ruben Perez to break his Atletico contract so he could sign with us.

    Suddenly, Ruben Perez is called for the friendly game against Udinese and, 3 hours later, he was officially Granada CF player.

    So today, one player was called for a game without being part of the team :sign15:
  34. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    According to Ideal and Marca, we have central defender (not official yet): Lomban (Elche), good sign.

    According only to Marca, Thievy (Almeria/Espanyol) can be the next (a wing man... I don't know)
  35. Aymondo

    Aymondo First Year Pro

    Formerly of West Brom?

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