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Apono on his way back to Real Zaragoza

Real Zaragoza look set to complete the signing of Malaga midfielder, Apono on a three-year deal.

The Spanish midfielder became an important part of Zaragoza’s first team last season, whilst on loan from Malaga. However, he returned to the Andalusian club this summer but has been deemed surplus to requirements by coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Apono himself had previously stated his desire to leave the club, but Malaga set an asking price of €3 million. Ukrainian side Dnipro were keen but Apono made it clear to possible suitors that he wants to remain in Spain.

Finally, after months of negotiations, it now seems settled that the 28-year-old will join Zaragoza in a deal thought to be worth around €500.000 and €1 million.

The player will sign a three-year long contract, and the deal will be made official next week.