Elche CF has put in the direct to build Jorge Almirón's squad. The goal is one of the positions indicated to find a reinforcement that adds competition to Edgar badia. And the name that the franjiverde sports direction has indicated on the agenda is that of Iván 'Pichu' Cuéllar, from CD Leganés.
In favor of the operation is that Nico Rodriguez meet the footballer from when they both met in the Sporting de Gijón, for two seasons. This is a key factor for the sports director of the Elche raised this reinforcement to your boss Christian bragarnik, which is the one who is validating all decisions and closing economic operations so that they adjust to price.
In Leganés, sources consulted by AS affirm that they have not received any offer from the Elche. Neither calls of interest from the people of Elche. Also this morning Txema Indias, sports director of the pepineros, has insisted that the project of Jose Luis Marti is to have its three current goalkeepers (Risk, Conde and Pichu himself), although he has not closed the door to a possible exit.
As AS said, Pichu has had the interest of several First. The arrival of Riesgo was interpreted to the south of the capital as a possible guarantee in the event of a last minute departure for the Extremaduran goalkeeper. In any case, the Leganes no need to sell to Cuellar nor for economic or salary reasons. The cucumber accounts are strengthened and, with the decline, the salaries of its main players have been cut by 40%, which avoids problems of tightness. At least for the current season.
Cuéllar, a fixture in Leganés
Ivan cuéllar (Mérida, 1984) was formed in the club of his city before taking the suitcases to enroll in the youth of the Atlético de Madrid. He made his debut in the rojiblanco first team before leaving for the Eibar and, later, to Sporting de Gijón, where it took root for nine seasons. He was the goalkeeper of the promotion to First with Abelardo and the one in charge of defending his goal during the two courses that the stay in the highest category lasted. There he already had Nico Rodriguez as a sports director.
After the descent of Osasuna he left to Leganes, where it has been the last three years, being indisputable and setting good performances in the highest category. This summer she got engaged to him Real Valladolid for when he was free with Leganés, but he finally extended his contract and started this past weekend, on the first day of Liga de Second division, against Las Palmas, managing to keep a clean sheet. Now it could become the competition of Edgar badia, whoever was the best silver goalkeeper last season.