Wheeling and dealing

PLAYERS aren’t the only people with some fancy moves, because CD Tenerife’s management had a frantic Friday last week as they fine-tuned the squad… and turned a profit!
Striker Juan Villar, who hit nine goals last season, but had constant injuries that restricted him to just 23 games, was the key to unlocking negotiations.
Osasuna took the gamble to sign him for 850,000 euros with a further 300,000 euros if he meets certain conditions on appearances and goals.
The striker said he had decided at the end of last season not to stay with Tenerife, so it was a good bit of business.
That lit the touch-paper for the arrival of Jose Naranjo, a much-sought-after striker, aged 24, who checked in on a four-year deal after leaving Belgium club Genk.
The initial fee is 400,000 euros, with a further 1m euros, if he gets Tenerife promoted into the Primera.
There were also a few bits of tidying up to do. Juan Carlos Real moved to Almeria on a one-year contract, plus an option for a second year.
And B-team player Nadjib, a fringe senior player a couple of seasons ago, was loaned to Badalona in the division between those the two Tenerife sides play in, for a chance to be tested at a higher level.
Third keeper Carlos Abad and defender Jorge are still in limbo, as they wait to see whether they will be shipped out.
To add further cheer to the weekend, it emerged that outstanding midfielder Bryan Acosta had turned down an approach from American League FC Dallas.
The Honduras player was offered a huge salary hike, yet he still decided to stay with Tenerife.

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