Wednesday 15 August 2007

Regarding the English Version

In Osasuna Agency we are trying out a new format for the blog. This format will be tested on the English Version and therefore no updates will be posted until further notice. We aplogize for the inconvenience.

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Sunday 29 July 2007

Michael Delura off to Greece

Michael Delura will finally be playing his football in Panionios, Greece. The former Gladbach, Hannover and Schalke player will pen a deal with the Greek club according to this website. It was first rumoured in the German press and then brought to you by Osasuna Agency, that this player, interested Osasuna.

Wednesday 18 July 2007

Osasuna sign Walter Pandiani

Osasuna have reached an agreement to sign Espanyol striker Walter Pandiani on a three-year contract.

The Uruguayan international will travel to Pamplona in the coming days for his medical and, if all goes to plan, he will then be presented by Osasuna before joining his new team-mates for pre-season training.

The 31-year-old helped Espanyol reach the UEFA Cup final last season, scoring 11 goals en route to the showpiece where the Barcelona-based team lost on penalties to Sevilla.

Aside from Espanyol, whom he joined in 2006, Pandiani has played for Birmingham City, Deportivo La Coruna, Real Mallorca, Penarol, Basanez and Progreso.

Friday 13 July 2007

Osasuna sign Hugo Viana

Osasuna have signed Portuguese internationl Hugo Viana on loan from Valencia.It has just been confirmed by both clubs on their official websites.There is an option for the deal to be made permanent at the end of the season for 4 million Euros.

Thursday 5 July 2007

Plasil not going anywhere

Plasil will remain next season in AS Monaco. His agent has confirmed in his company website that the club ( Monaco) wouldn´t release the player and that therefore any existing offer was turned down.

Plasil won´t be playing next year in Pamplona.

Tuesday 3 July 2007

Plasil and Newcastle United

I find it interesting to include what Newcastle United fans think about Plasil and the chance of him signing for them:

From the Newcastle United Blog

We saw the piece in the Daily Star (and reported in Tribal Football this morning) that Newcastle are being linked with a potential move for Jaroslav Plasil, the Czech defensive midfield player.

The news is that an unidentified Premiership club could make a late swoop to snatch the player from under the noses of Spanish side Osasuna, according to the Monaco player’s agent. If anything happens it’s supposed to happen by the end of the week.

The Daily Star Sunday says Newcastle are the premier league team attempting to steal Plasil - so let’s take a look at what’s going on here - and see if we can make any sense of it.


Jaroslav Plasil

The 25-year-old has two years left on his current deal at Monaco - but he is now ready to quit the Principality outfit. Plasil is wanted by Osasuna to bolster their left-sided options. The Spanish side have already tabled a bid for the 25-year-old midfielder, but a bid from England could beat the Liga outfit to his signature - according to his agent Pavel Paska.

Pavel Paska told MF Dnes:

“The offer [from Osasuna] is lying on the table. We are only waiting for the statement from Monaco. “I expect it to be decided on Thursday or Friday. Jarda does not have to move anywhere though.

He has been considering the offer because the Spanish league has always been a league he wanted to play in.

“But there is an offer looming large from England too,”

It looks as though Plasil really wants to play in Spain although the way agent Paska framed the English bid above - we can only assume his client is interested. Plasil was quoted recently talking to the Spanish press:

“I want to play in Spain, because in those countries the teams play to win, in France they play to avoid defeat,”

Reports in Spain are also suggesting Osasuna could potentially strike a loan deal with Monaco with a view to a permanent transfer at a later date.

We all know that Sam Allardyce wants to sign at least and 5-6 players and Newcastle will be linked with each and every player that may be available. But it does seem that Sam is after another defensive midfield player to battle with Nicky Butt. It may also be that Sam sees Plasil as a left back – which of course we need desperately. The other link to us could be that we have just signed David Rosehnal and David is a team-mate of Jaroslav on the Czech republic team.

In fact both started in the latest Czech European Cahmpionship game against Wales when Sam Allardyce was in attendance. Both David and Plasil also played in the French league – so it may be that Sam and David have talked about Plasil’s availability - and it could also be that Sam was impressed with Plasil in the Czech Republic - Wales game.

We really don’t know if this report has any truth in it - but what we do know is we need both a defensive midfielder and a left back – and it appears that Jaroslav can play in either position. The potential link to Rozehnal also gives the story a little credibility - plus Sam has recently seen Plasil play. It’s supposed to be decided by the end of the week – so we’ll keep a lookout on this one - but there does seem to be a thread of credibility to the story.

For the record - Plašil is 6′0” tall and played for the Czech Republic at Euro 2004 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He has been at the French league club Monaco since 2000 and played in the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2004. In that season, Plašil scored a goal in Monaco’s record-breaking 8-3 defeat of Deportivo La Coruña. He has played 109 times for Monaco scoring 5 goals and has represented the Czech Republic 17 times scoring once.

Monday 2 July 2007

Michael Delura linked with Osasuna move

As published in the Spanish version of Osasuna Agency, the Pamplona based outfit could be interested in signing Schalke 04 player, Michael Delura. According to the German press, the player was not present at the training fields and is rumoured to be in Spain, being Pamplona the strongest possibility. Michael Delura can play in midfield and up front and made his debut when he was only 18 for Schalke 04.

He was a promising youngster but has failed to show in the past two years on loan with Hannover 96 and Borussia Mönchengladbach the star he was meant to be. Maybe he can find a new route to success here in Pamplona.

Saturday 30 June 2007

Cuéllar won´t force his exit

He wants to play for Rangers. Everyone knows it but he will respect Osasuna and if a deal is not reached, he will accept it and play for "los rojillos" another year.

From Sky Sports.

Rangers have made Cuellar one of their top transfer targets after he impressed against them in the Uefa Cup last season.Walter Smith's side are believed to have had a bid rejected for Cuellar and the player's agent Pedro Bravo is hopeful a deal can be agreed to suit all parties."There have been offers. The most recent one was not satisfactory to Osasuna and Cuellar will continue to be an Osasuna player with pride," Bravo told Diario de Navarra."To allow Cuellar to go to Rangers, there must firstly be an agreement between Rangers and Osasuna."In their heart, Osasuna know what the player wants. But at the moment we can't do anything else."We are in the hands of those who have him contracted and who pay him."Cuellar is very grateful to Osasuna and he is not going to force his exit."If Osasuna do not accept the offer from Rangers, it will be their right and we will respect them."Cuellar wants what is best for Osasuna and for himself. If there is an agreement with Rangers, Cuellar will sit down with Rangers to see if he can reach an agreement.

Friday 29 June 2007

Nekounam and Soldado in UEFA´S revelation squad

Both Iranian and Spanish internationals, Javad Nekounam and Roberto Soldado have been chosen in UEFA´S revelation squad for this season. UEFA, at the end of each season ,selects those players who have made an impact in La Liga being new players or young rising stars.

The team is as follows:
Gorka Iráizoz (RCD Espanyol); Torres (Real Madrid CF), Alexis (Getafe CF), Garay (Real Racing Club) y Puerta (Sevilla FC); Cazorla (RC Recreativo), Nekounam (CA Osasuna), Casquero (Getafe CF) y Jankovic (RCD Mallorca); Soldado (CA Osasuna) y Zigic (Real Racing Racing).

The opinion of UEFA journalists is that "Nekounam has adapated perfectly to the Spanish League in his first season, playing great matches both in the League and in the Uefa Cup"

"Soldado has confirmed what he started showing last year, with 11 goals and being his strength and effort very important for Osasuna´s achievements "

Congratulations to both players!

Information from and

Thursday 28 June 2007

Tomorrow may be a busy day

Tomorrow major decisions will be taken regarding the future of players which hopefully will remain or sign for Osasuna

Webó will be asking himself "should I stay or should I go". To Mallorca that is. Manzano, has made Webó one of their priority signings and the Cameroon international might be looking for more minutes in the island.
Webó and Pablo García share the same agent and it won´t be a surprise if Pablo García is tomorrow evening an Osasuna player
Plasil´s agent said a decision over the players future was to be made Thursday or Friday....

Tomorrow may be a busy day

Wednesday 27 June 2007

David López leaves for Bilbao,Plasil might be on his way to England

Athletic Bilbao have officially completed their move for Osasuna´s David López. The midfielder will leave the Pamplona based outfit for 6 million Euros and will pen a 4 year contract. It has been confirmed on both Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna websites.

Jarsolav Plasil, one of Osasuna´s targets for this summer might end up playing in the Premier League. According to his agent in the Czech press,"The offer [from Osasuna] is lying on the table. We are only waiting for the statement from Monaco."I expect it to be decided on Thursday or Friday. Jarda does not have to move anywhere though."He has been considering the offer because the Spanish league has always been a league he wanted to play in."But there is an offer looming large from England too," Paska added.

And finally Rangers are preparing a third and definite bid for defender Cuéllar after having two already rejected.

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Another day full of rumours

Plasil,Kepa Blanco,Gerardo...What a nice team we would have if all those rumours turned into confirmations.

As we mentioned earlier, Plasil is far from being an Osasuna player. 4 million Euros is a sum Osasuna can´t pay and "the rojillos" will have to find other ways of negotiating or bringing the player to Pamplona
Ex-West Ham striker, Kepa Blanco, is also on the transfer wish list, but again those 3 million Euros already offered by Getafe and his wish to join Athletic make him another player who we don´t think will be wearing a red shirt next season.
Gerardo from Sporting Gijon, on the contrary, doesn´t seem to like the idea of continuing in Asturias. He has waited for a much better contract proposal from Sporting but it simply hasn´t come. Osasuna should only find battle for this player in other 1st division teams like Levante.

Plasil has a 4 million Euro price tag

According to As, Monaco would be willing to sell Jarsolav Plasil to Osasuna for around 4 million Euros. This would indeed clash against Osasuna´s transfer policy that consists in signing out of contract players or bargains. Monaco know Osasuna have cashed in around 20 million Euros after selling Raúl García and David López and hope to make some money on a player that has never seemed to establish in the Principality.

As we mentioned yesterday in Osasuna Agency, Plasil´s agent would be negotiating directly with the club here in Pamplona.

Plasil, Valdo, Cuéllar...who next?

Names,rumours,agents... Today has been a very busy day, although a day in which almost nothing has been confirmed.

What we do know thanks to L´Equipe, is that Pavel Pavska ( Jarsolav Plasil´s agent) visited Pamplona yesterday to talk with Osasuna. The idea is to sign the Czech international on loan with an option at the end of the season to make a permament deal.

has finally been presented as a new Espanyol player. He decided not to continue with Osasuna despite a very interesting offer from the club. Osasuna will claim a 1,5 million Euro compensation fee just as it was established in a meeting between Spanish clubs last year.

According to The Evening Times, Rangers chief executive Martin Bain is still negotiating a £2m deal with Osasuna for Cuéllar.

Finally Gerardo and Camuñas ,both from second division clubs, will soon decide if they join
Osasuna. Gerardo is a right-winger who can also play in defence and Camuñas is an interesting midfield player.

Astiz off to Legia Warszawa

This caught us all by surprise. We were expecting Iñaki Astiz, to have probably taken part in the summer pre-season with Osasuna, but finally he is off to Poland. The fact that Jan Urban, one of the most important players in the history of Osasuna, will be the Legia trainer this year and that he knows the player, have been a key element in Astiz going to the Polish League.

He had offers from other second division teams in Spain, but he has accepted the challenge of going abroad. Urban described him on Legia´s website:
"He is good in the air, has the ability to take out the ball. The only problem is, how will he deal with the pressure put by fans. But I hope he will do enough. He is in the similar age as the majority of our players. As a matter of fact, he should have no problems to enter the team."

We wish Iñaki the best in his Polish experience and we hope Legia Warszawa complete an excellent season.

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