Dani Martín will be Malaga's new player (except hecatomb). The Asturian goalkeeper will arrive on loan from Betis to La Rosaleda for a seasona to compete for ownership with Dani Barrio. The operation has to be made official in a matter of no time.
Negotiations, as is often the case in these types of situations, have not been easy because there were many details to adjust despite the goalkeeper's desire to seek minutes away from another team because at Betis he had Rui Silva, Claudio Bravo and Joel Robles ahead. The opportunity has come because José Álberto López, the Malaguista coach, knows him because he had him under his command both at Sporting and at the subsidiary, Sporting B. In that sense, Dani Martín was more than convinced.
But Betis did not want to give away a goalkeeper for whom they paid four million euros. (more targets) to the Gijón entity after having sold Pau López to Roma for 25 ‘kilos’. However, after two major injuries, this promising goalkeeper needs to regain his senses. And it is not the same to compete as the fourth on board than under equal conditions and with a technician who can make the most of it.
In this way and if nothing goes wrong, Dani Martín will be Malaga's fifth signing after Javi Jiménez, Paulino de la Fuente, Ismael Gutiérrez and Brandon. Little by little Manolo Gaspar, the sports director, is building an interesting and very competitive squad. There are still players to come as a center, band player or forward reference with ease to score. Malaga is aware of the ‘last minute market’ because many teams will not be able to register because they are going through the same thing that Malaga is overcoming.