A ‘low cost’ project

ANDmourning that involves see a new promotion to First pass right under your nose It will not be easy to overcome, but Girona’s sports management, led by Quique Cárcel, you have been working for days to adapt a new reality to the staff you have to build for the 2021/22 academic year. Austerity will be the predominant note for a club that exceeded (and greatly) the salary cap during the 2020/21 season, using one of the formulas that LaLiga allowed the clubs, as long as they had a sustainable economic plan behind them.


Juan Carlos (2021 *), Juanpe, Gumbau, Arnau, Jordi Calavera, Ibrahima Kébé and Sylla (2022), Bernardo, Ortolá, Valery, Samu Saiz and Stuani (2023), Santi Bueno and Terrats (2024).


Mojica (Elche), Diamanka (Albacete), Gallar (Cartagena), Iago López (Logroñés), Maxi Villa (Villarreal B), Jairo (Cádiz) and Zeballos (Barça B)

* He will soon renew his contract that expires on June 30

The Girona recently approved a capital increase that will be used, in large part, to correct the current gap and lay the first stone for the new campaign. In this new scenario, the work will be twofold to sign, in ownership or in the form of a loan, to new players and find a way out for those who do not fit in due to their record or performance.

The technician, first

The first task, and the most important, will be to choose the captain of the ship. With the no promotion and after a few days of reflection, it seems Francisco’s continuity as a coach is very complicated from Girona. The wear of the Andalusian in an intense year as a white and red and two lost finals of the playoffs are too much of a burden, so finding a new tenant for the bench is essential. García Pimienta, Sergio Pellicer or even Celades and Míchel, former Rayo and Huesca, would be in the Catalan orbit to take the helm and attempt the umpteenth assault on Primera.

Delfi Geli, in the Montilivi box with Pere Aragonés, president of the Generalitat
Delfi Geli, in the Montilivi box with Pere Aragonés, president of the GeneralitatEFE

With contract

Girona rejuvenated the squad last year and Francisco’s confidence in Arnau (18 years), Santi Good (22), Terrats (twenty), Ibrahima Kebé (20), among others, causes some clubs to notice them, but if the Girona people manage to retain the players, the reconstruction work will not start from scratch. The red and white will renew in the next few days Juan Carlos, the main goalkeeper of the course that ends the contract on June 30 and the continuity of Aday Benitez (seven years in the entity) seems complicated. It will also have to be seen what happens with Stuani, fixed in the summer serials in the Girona environment on its continuity, or the irregular Samu saiz, two of the players who take a significant portion of the cost of the squad.

Loans and Manchester City

Although it has not gone up to First, Girona will have the invaluable and usual help in the last years of Manchester City, the parent club of the group that is the largest shareholder of the white-and-red entity, the City Football Group. Although with the promotion, the possibility of having emerging stars and citizens’ bets was more likely, playing in the Second Division, the profile of the players who arrive from the English club will be much younger, as in the cases of this campaign of the Brazilian Yan couto (19 years old) or the Andalusian Pablo Moreno (18 years). Exploiting the transfer route with other First youth clubs without a place in the first squads is also an option that Jail will seek to increase the value of the squad.

A) Yes, Monchu, from Barça, or Franquesa, from Villarreal, have been clear examples of a type and reliable eleven of Francisco who will lose five or six pieces, at least, after not being able to tie Cristoforo due to the lack of promotion or assurance, for the time being, another assignment of a revalued Panamanian Yoel Bárcenas.

June 29, 2021 admin

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