Ambitious Malaga have announced “a deal in principle” for the signings of midfielder Nacho Camacho and goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo from Atletico Madrid.
The Andalucian side confirmed yesterday that they have agreed a fee in the region of €2 million for 20-year-old Camacho, who joins on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The Spanish under-21 international was frozen out of the picture at the Vicente Calderon this season, with the quartet of Paulo Assuncao, Raul Garcia, Mario Suarez and Tiago all preferred in the central positions.
Meanwhile, highly-rated shot-stopper Asenjo has decided to move on a six-month loan switch to La Rosaleda in order to gain first team football.
The 21-year-old was at one point regarded as the most promising young goalkeeper in La Liga, but a serious knee ligament injury kept him out of action for six months, and the emergence of David De Gea and back-up Joel has left him third choice at the capital club.
Malaga have the option to purchase Asenjo on a permanent deal at the end of the season should his spell at the club be successful.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini has already captured former Sevilla midfielder Enzo Maresca, and also looks set to bring in Roma’s powerful attacker Julio Baptista.