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A bit of transfer news over the winter, plus other news (18th February, 2017)

Rayo Vallecano did have that whole debacle with Roman Zozulya, and they did sign Toni Dovale from Leganés, Tomás Mejías from Middlesbrough, and Jordi Gómez from Wigan, but there were other transfers made that went under-the-radar.

Both are Columbian and both are 19 - Edward Bolaños and Wilmar Arango are their names. They've played in the under-15 and under-17 Columbian national teams, and have played together for six years. 

In other news, Rubén Baraja's position at the club is looking uncertain - rumours say that the game against Mirandés could be his last if he doesn't pick up points. Ironically, Mirandés are already on their third coach...but Javier Duelo of Unión Rayo correctly points out that while Baraja's decisions have been controversial, such as dropping heavyweights in the team, the fans know that the dreadful situation of the club has deeper roots than the coach or the playing staff and that just 12 games have passed. 

Unfortunately, he has picked up just three wins (13 points total) in that time and his playing style isn't exactly exciting fans either.

About the fans - they are expected to protest the management of the team by the board (no surprise there) and will meet the players in the locker room. And the judge who is looking at the "Osasuna case" proclaimed this week that Antonio Amaya is one of the 18 people who he has evidence have committed crimes of misappropriation, falsification of documents, falsification of the annual accounts and sports corruption due to the alleged match-fixing that occurred during the presidency of Miguel Archanco, in the years 2012 to 2014. Amaya himself says he's "calm". As you do when you're accused of a crime.


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