Sports writing, Jan 31 (EFE) Cartagena, the three that have been strengthened the most.
The leader, UD Las Palmas, has been reinforced with three players who could give it a leap in quality, such as striker Loren Morón, on loan from Betis, and Cameroonian midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum, raised in the Barcelona youth academy, who arrives free from from New England.
The other team in direct promotion, Eibar, has spent 900,000 euros on the transfer from Villarreal of Juan Carlos Arana, 22, who was the top scorer, with 16 goals, for the yellow subsidiary last season, in which the team from Castellón achieved promotion to the SmartBank League.
Oviedo has also made a large outlay, in its case of 450,000 euros, for the Argentine winger Leonardo Sequeira, from Belgrano, although in recent months he played for the Mexican Queretaro, and whose incorporation joins those of Manu Vallejo (Girona). , Raúl Moro (Lazio) and Juanfran Moreno (Málaga).
In search of a goal, Alavés has gone to the market, which has been reinforced with the Argentine Joaquín Panichelli, a twenty-year-old center forward who stood out in the lower categories of River Plate and even played with the first team under the orders of Marcelo Gallardo , and with Asier Villalibre, who arrives on loan from Athletic.
At Albacete, the incorporation of striker Jovanny Bolívar, a promising Venezuelan soccer player recently recognized as the best young player in his country, stands out, while Granada has opted for Senegalese striker Famara Diédhiou, who lands in Los Cármenes on loan from Alanyaspor from La Liga Turkish after playing the World Cup in Qatar, and by the Israeli attacker Shon Weissman, on loan from Valladolid.
Leganés, who aspires to fight for promotion to the First Division, has brought in two strikers with whom he hopes to improve his scoring ability, such as the young striker Jon Karrikaburu, on loan from Real Sociedad, and Juanjo Narvaez, without a place at Valladolid. They are joined by the winger Enric Franquesa, from Levante.
The pivot Ramón Terrats, without a place in Girona, will play for Villarreal B, the same as the center forward Alex Millán, who after scoring two goals with the Portuguese Famalicao in the first half of the course will look for minutes in the yellow subsidiary.
The pressing need to change the dynamics and renew the project with new faces that give the team another air is what has motivated Ibiza to go to the market and incorporate numerous footballers such as Fausto Grillo (O’Higgins, from Chile), Kaxe (Atco Baleares), Joseda Menargues (Valencia Mestalla), Marcos Mauro (without a team), Javi Serrano (Atlético B) and the Chileans Lukas Julis (Sparta Prague) and Williams Alarcón (La Calera).
The opposite path has been taken by the center-back David Goldar and the striker Sergio Castel, who have left Ibiza for Burgos, a team that seeks permanence just like Andorra, which has incorporated the winger Alex Valle, from the Barcelona subsidiary and international sub-19.
One of the teams that has strengthened the most is Cartagena, which has incorporated six players: Pedro Rodríguez Filipe, ‘Pepe’ (Olympiacos), Iván Martos (Almería), Darío Poveda (Getafe-Ibiza), Óscar Ureña (Girona) , Miguelón (Espanyol) and Yan Eteki (Casa Pia)
Sporting de Gijón, who has lost José Gragera, who has gone to Espanyol, has brought in Chilean striker Ignacio Jeraldino, from Santos Laguna, who has just played for Coquimbo Unido, and Uruguayan goalkeeper Guillermo De Amores, on loan from the Argentine Lanús, and the young center-back José Marsà, on loan from Sporting Lisbon and trained in the Barcelona youth academy.
Tenerife has also incorporated two footballers. One is the Danish left-back Riza Durmisi, who has canceled the loan he had at Leganés from Lazio, and the other is the defender Kike Salas, who has made the leap to Second Division from Sevilla Atlético.
Ghanaian striker Samuel Obeng meets José Ángel Ziganda again at Huesca, to whom he arrives on loan from Oviedo, and joins goalkeeper Juan Pérez and midfielder Javi Martínez (Osasuna) and winger Juanjo Nieto (Almería).
Mirandés has incorporated right-back David Vicente (Unionistas), midfielder Javi Llabrés (Mallorca) and midfielder Álvaro Sanz, of whom Barcelona B has retained 45% of his rights, into the winter transfer window.
Chilean midfielder Tomás Alarcón, on loan from Cádiz, will play at Zaragoza with Cape Verdean winger Bebé, who leaves Rayo in search of minutes to become an important player again.
The veteran winger Marco Sangalli, after rescinding with Oviedo, has signed until 2024 for Racing Santander, which will also include Croatian striker Roko Baturina, from Ferencvaros.
The Moroccan center-back Sofian Chakla, from OH Leuven, from the Belgian First Division, and with a past at Villarreal and Getafe, hopes to enjoy a new professional stage at Ponferradina, in which he coincides with winger Ale Díaz, free after terminating with The Palms.
A historic team, Málaga, has been in a lot of trouble and has been in relegation since the beginning of the season. With the addition of the Ivorian winger Lago Junior (Mallorca), the English winger Arvin Appiah (Almería) and the right-back Julián Delmás (Cartagena) he hopes to give a quality leap to his squad in search of permanence.
Joselu Moreno, without a team after parting ways with Tenerife months ago, faces his third stage at Lugo, which has also been freed by Serbian center-back Aleksandar Pantic and winger Javier Avilés, without minutes in Leganés.