Official: Getafe Sign Serbian Goalkeeper Stojkovic

Getafe have agreed a deal to sign Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy after that...
Roberto Abbondanzieri's exit from Getafe looks more and more imminent, after the Spanish side agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Vlladimir Stojkovic today.

The Serbian joins the La Liga side on loan from Sporting Lisbon, and they will have an option to buy at the end of the season.

The move all but signals the end of Abbondanzieri's career at Getafe, after weeks of transfer games and rumours, as it finally seems he will leave for Boca Juniors.

Getafe negotiated a deal for Stojkovic this Friday and he will begin training with the side on Monday, even though he is already in the Spanish capital.

The Serbian has plenty of experience, despite his young age of 25, having played for the national side on plenty of occasions, and getting a call-up for the World Cup in 2006, even though he did not play.

His former clubs include Red Star Belgrade, Nantes, Vitesse, and most recently, Sporting, where he became second-choice to talented youngster Rui Patrício.

The move will no doubt please coach Víctor Muñoz, who will now be free to let Abbondanzieri go, knowing that he has suitable and quality cover.

Getafe take on Sporting Gijón this weekend, whilst Stojkovic could debut against Real Betis in the next match of the campaign.

James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com