Iván Villar (Aldán, 24 years old) is a few hours away from becoming the new goalkeeper of the Leganes. The goalkeeper of Celtic, recent Olympic runner-up, will arrive on loan to Butarque and without a purchase option after this Tuesday the pact between clubs for his incorporation was practically closed. The distribution of the card and the penalty for the number of games played were the last obstacles in a negotiation that to the south of the capital has seemed complex, but satisfactory. Finally Asier Garitano will have his second goalkeeper in a squad that, for now, only had Asier Riesgo.
“It is not normal to start the championship with a single goalkeeper with a token”, he came to recognize himself. Risk, owner of number 13 on the squad, which will allow the new Blue and White goalkeeper to carry number 1. The signing of Villar, which is immediately sensed, will surely prevent such an anomaly in terms of the number of goalkeepers.
For the debut before Real Sociedad B in Donosti (Saturday, 17:00) It could be already registered, although with hardly any options to play except surprise. The blue and white roadmap is that Villar sign your loan agreement today and tomorrow be at the orders of Asier Garitano. With only two sessions (Friday will be the last before the game), the goalkeeper of the Olympic Selection would be part of the list of 23 summoned.
Complex dialogue with Celta
His signing has been an issue that has lasted over time. The Leganes, as advanced Vigo lighthouseYou submitted an offer on your loan about two weeks ago. Villar’s presence at the Olympic Games slowed down a dialogue that has largely depended on Celta and their demands. In Butarque (as in the rest of Spain) are aware of the usually harsh conditions that Galicians impose on their outbound movements, especially loans.
During the weekend sources close to Leganés said that the signing could not go ahead, but on Monday the operation gave a significant acceleration when the Celtic accepted a good part of the conditions offered by the Leganes. It happens that it was also important for the resolution of this case that Iván Villar pressed to finish in Butarque and not in other destinations that he had on the table.
Good season in First
Despite his great campaign last year (he played 23 official matches, 21 in the First League without mishaps or serious errors), the recovery of Rubén Blanco and the signing of Matías Dituro (express request of Coudet) left the Morracense as the third goalkeeper of the squad of the Celtic. Hence his decision to leave. Hence his desire to be important in another team. Leganes has been fate.
It is now to be determined whether Ivan Villar comes to Butarque to be relevant and habitual in the goal of the Leganes or if you stay in the shadow of Asier Risk. Deba’s was, in the final stretch of last season, an untouchable man of Garitano.
As much as to remove from ownership to Cuellar and be a key piece in the final stretch of the regular championship. Just a gray performance before him Ray in the first leg of the playoff semifinals they left shadows of doubt. In any case, Risk begin the course of holder with the incipient competence of a Ivan Villar that, except for surprise, will shortly become goalkeeper of the Leganes.