Last season’s 2nd Division runners-up Mons Calpe are wasting no time in preparing for the upcoming Premier Division season, their first since the clubs founding in 2013, by announcing the signing of former Osasuna player Diego Vera. The midfielder played under Mexican manager Javier Aguirre, who also managed Spanish top flight clubs Atletico Madrid, Espanyol, Osasuna and also the Mexican
national team. The player was also coached by former Osasuna boss Miguel Angel Lotina. In recent times, the midfielder has featured for Peña Sport in the Spanish Segunda B. The 33 year old has also been involved in coaching youngsters over the last few years He also comes with a UEFA B coaching badge under his belt. Club Sporting Director Jansen Dalli jumped at the chance to sign the player:
We have been working hard to find someone who could help us grow on and off the pitch, when Diego was available it was a no brainier for us. He’s had the privilege to play alongside players like Raul Garcia, Fernando Llorente and Savo Milosevic to name a few. Diego also comes to help some of our youth teams. Hopefully, over the next few weeks, there will be a few surprise signings whilst also wanting to attract more local talent
The signing comes as a big capture of new manager Terrance Jolley who could also count on Vera’s experience both on and off the field to help Mons Calpe adapt to the step up in class which they will discover come the start of the season. Jolley, has also recently seen his side confirm the signing of former FC Britannia forward, Manuel Camacho. The striker made 20 league appearances for the Britons last season and was part of the side who emerged as a surprise candidates for a top half spot but eventually dwindled in the second part of last season and were relegated. Camacho finished as Britannia’s top scorer last season scoring 10 goals.
GFT also understand Mons Calpe, who were believed to be in discussions with former FC Britannia centre back Jose Luis Otero, have now completed the deal for the player and is set to be announced in due course by the club. Otero, who was another for Britannia’s central figures in what ultimately proved a bleak season, amassed 26 league appearances last season, scoring 2 goals in the process. Ironically, both Camacho and Otero both made their last appearances for Britannia against Mons Calpe in the relegation playoff match.
Mons Calpe are keen to improve their squad for the upcoming season and seem to have no intention of making up the numbers and will look to give a good shot at the new division and perhaps surprise a few people along the way.