As always in early January there are lots of transfer rumours but little firm action. I have it on very good authority that at least one big name player will be joining an English Premier League club next week – be sure to read www.laligablog.com every day for the confirmation. In the meantime we can reveal a done deal – Javier Acuna has joined Osasuna on loan from Watford.
Acuna is a 25 year old Paraguayan who has represented his country at under-20 level. He can pay either as a conventional centre forward or as a winger and has notched 33 goals in 148 career appearances.
Acuna started his career at Cadiz in 2008 and spent a further 7 years in Spain playing for 5 different clubs in that time. He was on the books of Real Madrid for 5 of those years, but spent most of his time on loan to segunda division sides and never made the Madrid first team.
Acuna enjoyed his most successful time with Girona, scoring 18 goals in the 2012-13 season that saw them reach the play off final where they lost 4-0 to Almeria. In July 2013 he signed for Udinese but was immediately sold to Watford alongside six other Udinese players.
Osasuna concluded the deal today to take Acuna to Pamplona for the remainder of this season. They will be hoping that he can rediscover his Girona form – Javi Gracia’s side are hovering perilously close to the relegation trapdoor.
It has been a good day for Osasuna – Acuna has signed and they have just grabbed a vital 2-1 victory away against bottom club Real Betis, both teams were reduced to ten men during the match but goals from Molina and Torres were enough to secure the three points.