Málaga CF confirmed this Saturday to Unai Bustinza –with a three-year contract – as the third incorporation of the 22/23 season. But beyond the start of the preseason this Monday, July 4, the club could experience a frenetic week in terms of signings because Fran Sol and Aleix Febas are not expected to be the only ones.
As they pointed out Sports COPE Malaga and the Twitter profile specializing in transfers goofing offand this newspaper has been able to confirm, in the sports management there are two new names indicated as preference in Manolo Gaspar’s notebook: Alex Gallar and Ruben Castroand both players have a firm offer from Málaga CF to join the Blue and Whites’ ranks next season.
Álex Gallar is the closest of the two. He is about a extreme -who can also start from the position of midfielder- who belongs to Girona, although the last two seasons he has played in Cartagena. In addition, it must be taken into account that he still has one year left on his contract with his club. So they will have to consider or renew him -and thus arrive on loan to the Costa del Sol- or terminate the contract so that he is a free agent. In LaLiga SmartBank 21/22 he scored three goals and distributed seven assists.
The other case is that of Ruben Castro, a 41-year-old striker who is aware of Málaga CF’s interest and who is thinking about the offer. The striker has to make a very important decision in the next few days, since local media reported that the renewal agreement with his current club “was a matter of days”. However, the blue and white contacts could make him reflect on a possible exit from him and, despite his age, he is a goalscoring profile that they are looking for in “La Cueva”. This campaign he marked 20 goals and gave 7 assists.
Álex Gallar could become the first blue and white wing player for the 21/22 season and Rubén Castro in the second striker after the move of Fran Sol, who only lacks the official status of the club. We will have to wait for the development of events, but they are advanced operations.
However, they are not the only contacts that are taking place between Málaga CF and Cartagena. As assured goofing offthe Murcia team is very interested in incorporating Ivan Calero, who played on loan the second round of the previous season at Alcorcón. It is another of the great unknowns on the sides and in Cartagena they would be trying to get the side and the blue and white club to reach an agreement to terminate the contract of a year that links them until 2023.