Neftali, who is not summoned, close to signing his exit

Neftali jokes yesterday in Mareo con Cumic, along with Nacho Méndez.
Juan Plaza

David Gallego’s squad list yesterday made it clear that the Suria coach does not have Neftali Manzambi. The Swiss-Angolan forward was the only player who was left out of the call for today’s match against Castellón. So, It seems clear that the Gijón club is looking for a way out for the attacker in this winter market, probably in the form of a loan and, most likely, in a foreign team.

This will be the forward’s third loan since Miguel Torrecilla signed it from Basel, paying around 250,000 euros, which denotes that the powerful player has not finished finding his place at Sporting.

This departure could help the arrival of a new striker, after the departure of Álvaro Vázquez to Sabadell. Sporting now has a little more than 100,000 euros to try the arrival of an attacker. Neftali’s departure would free up some more salary margin, although the numbers would be small. However, in a situation as tight as the one that Sporting lives, any margin is seen as welcome in the offices of Mareo.

More difficult seems the march of the striker of the subsidiary Berto. Córdoba has been the entire transfer market being the team most interested in joining, but it is not the only club that follows. Ibiza and Badajoz, from Second Division B, are other clubs that asked about the attacker from Aviles. They are joined by Cultural Leonesa and Valladolid Promesas, both from the same group as Sporting B in the bronze category.

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However, Sporting’s intention is not, a priori, to let the young striker out, whom they seek to retain. Berto played the 90 minutes of the match between the rojiblanco subsidiary and Burgos yesterday.