Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mejía Set To Make Real Murcia Move.

Álvaro Mejía has ended his long battle to win a place in Real Madrid's first team after accepting a move to newly-promoted Real Murcia.

The 25-year-old defender has been at the Bernabéu for nine years despite the fierce competition for place, but this summer's new arrivals have forced him out.

Bernd Schuster has been busy reorganising his squad since taking over from Fabio Capello last week and Mejía was told he was surplus to requirements.

Since being promoted to the first team at Madrid in 2003, the locally-born player has made only 40 appearances for the club.

Despite several offers from abroad and interest from other top flight clubs in Spain, Mejía is set to put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at la Nueva Condomina.

Mejía will join Pablo García in Murcia after the Uruguayan international agreed to move to the club from Madrid on a year-long loan deal.

Coach Lucas Alcaraz has been busy since guiding the club to promotion from la Segunda A at the end of last term and has made considerable changes to his squad.

Along with the two Madrid players, Murcia have also brought in Mario Regueiro from Valencia, Paco Gallardo from Sevilla, Enrique De Lucas from Alavés and Arzo from Villarreal.

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