Mallorca make late moves
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Mallorca beat the transfer deadline to complete two late deals with Cristiano Doni and Yordi joining the club.
Having already landed Greek striker Lampros Choutos earlier on Wednesday, The Islanders worked tirelessly to bolster their attacking options further and succeeded in pushing through two late transfers.
Doni, an attacking midfielder, has joined from Serie A outfit Sampdoria although it is not yet known whether it is a permanent or loan deal.
The 32-year-old playmaker has endured a disappointing time since joining Samp from Atalanta in the summer of 2003 and will be hoping the switch to Spain will revitalise his career.
He will be officially unveiled by Mallorca at a press conference at midday on Thursday.
Also making the move to Son Moix is experienced striker Yordi who joins on a free transfer after annulling his contract with Getafe.
The 30-year-old had a spell on loan at Blackburn a couple of seasons ago and is the kind of powerful target-man that Mallorca boss Hector Cuper has been chasing all summer.
Cuper had seen moves for Frode Johnsen and Angelos Charisteas fail and will be delighted to have finally added more firepower to his squad.
With the incorporations of Doni and Yordi, The Islanders have now made a total of 11 signings this summer.