Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Juarez to seal Zaragoza loan deal
Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez looks set to join Real Zaragoza on a season-long loan deal.
A Celtic spokesman said the club had agreed a deal with the Spanish side that would see Zaragoza take up the Mexican international’s £500,000 salary but without having to pay any loan fee.
The player’s agent, Jorge Berlanga, confirmed that he should join up with the rest of the squad on Zaragoza’s pre-season tour of England in the next few days.
Juarez endured a difficult first season at Parkhead after a near £4million move from UNAM Pumas last July. After a promising start to the campaign, including goals against Braga and Utrecht in European qualifiers, Juarez struggled to hold down a regular starting spot and made only 20 appearances for the club.
By signing for Zaragoza Juarez will team up again with his compatriot and former manager at international level Javier Aguirre.