Monday, 13th August, 2012
Spanish side Malaga have seen a great fall from grace in this year’s pre-season after having spent audacious money last season to buy a number of quality players.
The club has run into a big financial crisis and has had to sell stars, with Salomon Rondon, Santi Cazorla and Dutch defender Joris Mathijsen leaving.
However, after offloading a number of players, the Spanish outfit are looking for cheaper replacements to ensure a squad which can remain competitive.
According to Spanish daily AS, Malaga president Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani has for this reason contacted his wealthy cousin, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who is the owner of the French giants Paris-Saint Germain in order to help his club out in a period of difficulty.
It seems that Los Boquerones’ owner has not asked for any financial help from his cousin, but has requested some of his team’s fringe players on loan.
The players who may be allowed to leave for La Rosaleda on loan deals include forwards Peguy Luyindula and Guillaume Hoarau.
It remains to be seen whether the club can overcome their financial crisis and its effects by bringing in fringe PSG players or whether there is no light at the end of the tunnel for the Los Boquerones faithful.
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