Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pablo Garcia moved to Celta Vigo

It's time to look for new oportunities. Real Madrid have allowed Uruguay midfielder Pablo Garcia to join UEFA Cup contenders Celta Vigo on loan this season, the nine-times European champions announced on their official Web site on Tuesday.

According to the source, Garcia, 29, left Osasuna for Madrid for an estimated 4.5 million euros ($5.77 million) in July 2005, the same time as Real signed fellow countryman Carlos Diogo from River Plate.

It's important to remember that Diogo was loaned to Real Zaragoza last week.

Garcia played 22 league matches for Real but was deemed surplus to requirements by new coach Fabio Capello following the arrival of Emerson and Mahamadou Diarra.

In fact, Real are trying to off-load a number of fringe players before Thursday's transfer deadline.

We can say that Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen is expected to join Celtic, Jonathan Woodgate has said he will spend the season on loan at an English Premier League club and fellow centre defender Ivan Helguera has been linked with a move to Valencia.