Llagostera closed the winter market last Monday seeing how Genar Fornés lost. The Barcelona defender was claimed by Espanyol, who had him on loan and wanted him for their subsidiary. In fact, Fornés already made his debut yesterday in the defeat of Espanyol B against Andorra (0-2). Without Fornés or the striker the club was looking for, the only new face in January was central defender Alejandro Marcos, on loan from Castellón. However, the market allows the incorporation of unemployed players and yesterday Llagostera did not miss the opportunity to recover an old acquaintance: Joan Maynau. The multi-talented left-back from Tossa de Mar, who can play both as a winger and as an insider, was disengaged from Racing de Santander on Monday at noon. The Cantabrian team terminated him in order to make room for new signings. “It was a market opportunity, which we could not miss,” explained Oriol Alsina yesterday. The Maresme coach blessed the return of 24-year-old Maynau. “Finding a well-known player in the winter market, who knows the house and knows how everything goes is very difficult. It’s an immediate performance signing “, says Alsina.
Maynau had signed this season for Racing, with whom he has played 6 games between League and Cup. The arrival of Aritz Solabarrieta on the bench, in place of Javi Rozada hurt him and in the end, the signing of the experienced Isma López (Dinamo Bucharest) has ended up leaving him without a place. Now in Llagostera, he will try to regain sensations. Maynau is a product of the Llagostera squad, with the first team whose debut in the 2016-17 season.
Linked to the incorporation of Maynau, Llagostera still has two free cards: one for under-23s and one for those over 23 years old. Alsina finds it difficult to sign someone else. “It can’t be ruled out. We would have liked another striker but if it wasn’t for the better we would have preferred not to. We will compete with what we have, as we have always done “, he assures.