Depor to land Atletico striker
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Deportivo La Coruna are understood to have reached agreement with Atletico Madrid for the services of striker Javier Arizmendi.
The 21-year-old finds himself out of favour under Carlos Bianchi at Atletico and has played only five minutes in La Liga this season.
Despite this he is rated as a major talent and impressed on a season-long loan spell at Racing Santander last term when he managed three goals in 22 appearances.
Depor boss Joaquin Caparros is keen to bring the youngster to The Riazor to bolster his striking stable and Atletico have consented to a deal.
The only doubt surrounding the transfer at the moment is whether it will turn into a permanent switch.
Depor will initially take him on loan when the transfer window reopens in January, but then want to strike a permanent deal.
However, the Atletico top brass are not happy at the prospect of seeing one of their most promising home-grown talents leave despite Bianchi's indifference to his skills.