Málaga CF incorporates Albentosa after loan agreement for one season with Derby County FC

Málaga Club de Fútbol and Derby County Football Club have reached an agreement for Raúl Albentosa Redal (Alzira, Valencia, 07/09/1988) to join the Martiricos Club on loan for 2015/16, with an option to buy at the end of the year. Albentosa, who has already passed the medical, is a central defender known as one of the most reliable in the Spanish competition with SD Eibar, the team with whom he gained First Division promotion in 2013/14. The player will shortly be officially presented, although a date has not yet been set.


21/07/2015 12:02

Raúl Albentosa Redal (Alzira, Valencia, 07/09/1988) began his footballing career with Elche CF, making his official first team debut in the last match of the 2007/08 season in the Second Division.  The central defender played more matches and gained a great deal of experience with Third Division side, Murcia Imperial, and also in Second Division B with teams including Caravaca CF, San Roque de Lepe and Cádiz CF.
Albentosa signed to Sociedad Deportiva Eibar in 2013/14, and was a credit to the team, becoming a key player in their promotion to the BBVA League, taking part in 33 matches and scoring two goals.  Last season he made his debut in the top flight of Spanish football with SD Eibar, and again proved his worth in defence.  He played 17 games, and true to his good background on the attack, scored two goals.  His progression sparked the interest of Championship side, Derby County, where he was signed in the winter transfer market after they paid his buyout clause.  Following a period of adapting with the English team, he took part in nine official matches.