English paper sources like the "Daily Mirror" publish that ASTON VILLA is preparing to "swoop" down on Spanish Football International ADRIAN , recently proclaimed the U-21 European "Golden Boot" & Euro U-21 Champ. The youngster is in limbo at the moment while his Club Deportivo A Coruña recently relegated to 2º Division are in a legal battle with ATLETICO DE MADRID over a contractual issue.
The player came to an agreement with Atletico to sign for the new season as his contract with Deportivo came to an end. However the "crafty" Depor President Lendoiro had a "clause" in the players contract that allowed Depor to extend unilaterally an extra year. Obviously, Depor "pulled out" the clause when Atletico showed interest to claim a transfer fee instead of having the player go over "scott free".
The issue is currently in the courts & a sentence will be called this week. The player himself has voiced the opinion of wantinf to go to Atletico de Madrid as originally planned.
|Adrian for Spain U-21 Team|
If Deportivo wins the court case, Clubs pretending the services of Adrian will have to negotiate with Deportivo & pay a transfer fee ( understand Deportivos posture now), & here is were either Atletico de Madrid will have to fork out money ( when the player originally was presumed free of a fee) or the alternative & interested other Clubs will have to put forward a "juicy" offer. If Atletico de Madrid wins the court case, the player would be part of Atletico for next season as per the "initial agreement".