Dani Martín is currently the best-placed goalkeeper to fill the vacancy of Juan Soriano, who signed with Tenerife after finishing his year on loan from Sevilla. Manolo Gaspar, the sports director, hopes to obtain a loan from Betis, the club with which he is conducting the preseason in Switzerland.
The situation is complex. Dani Martín has a very difficult time having minutes in the Verdiblanco team because he has Rui Silva, Claudio Bravo and Joel Robles ahead of him. The objective of the Betis is to find a destination where they have minutes.
A logical view. Betis made a significant investment for this promising goalkeeper. He paid Sporting five million euros plus another in variables. An operation that he faced after the transfer to Rome of Pau López for 25 million euros. José Alberto knows him perfectly. He was their starting goalkeeper in the 2017-18 season with Sporting B where he played 33 games. They also coincided in the first team when the current coach of Málaga replaced Rubén Baraja, who was dismissed. The sportinguista subsidiary qualified for the promotion playoff. He was eliminated by Elche de Pacheta. Dani Martín has a contract with Betis until June 30, 2024. Málaga hopes that this international in almost all the lower categories with Spain will be Dani Barrio's competitor.
Presentation by Ismael Gutiérrez
On the other hand, this Monday Málaga will present Ismael Gutiérrez, one of the four signings that Málaga has made. The others are Javi Jiménez, Paulino and Brandon. Ismael, cousin of Fabián Ruiz, a Naples player, is on loan from Atlético on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy.
The squad will be vaccinated
In another vein, the Malaguista squad will receive the Janssen vaccine before morning training begins. Players will come in groups to receive their corresponding dose.