Deportivo forced to sell player due to financial troubles
Real Mallorca have signed the Israeli goalkeeper Dudu Aouate for 1m euros from cash-strapped Deportivo la Coruña.
Deportivo rejected an 8m euro bid from Valencia in the summer but since then have seen their financial situation worsen and had no choice but to accept the significantly lower offer from Mallorca.
Aouate, 31, has been on the bench at Deportivo all season, with coach Miguel Angel Lotina preferring Daniel Aranzubia.
The Israeli international should make his debut on 3 January against league leaders Barcelona with Mallorca’s first choice keeper Miguel Moya out through injury until February and his replacement German Lux having a poor season, conceding seventeen goals in seven Primera Liga appearances.