Depor players appeal to AFE

Several Deportivo de La Coruna players have taken their claims for non-payment of wages to the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE).

La Voz de Galicia reports than nine players had contracts that expired on June 30 – German Lux, Claudio Morel, Pablo Alvarez, Andres Guardado, Lassad, Xisco, Diogo Salamao, Borja Fernandez and Diego Colotto – and have been receiving reduced wages of €12,000 per month, with the remainder still to be paid.

Only Lux and Salamao have remained with the Galicians while Borja, Guardado and Colotto have joined Getafe, Valencia and Espanyol respectively.

Borja’s agent travelled to La Coruna this week to try and get some answers from the club’s hierarchy, admitting that the case is now in the hands of the AFE and claiming the reason his client did not sign a new deal with Depor was because he was owed money.

The AFE will now study the case and present its findings to the Spanish League, who could demote the club to Segunda B if agreement to pay the players is not reached.

In addition, former boss Miguel Angel Lotina has informed the League Management Committee that he is still due Є400,000 in unpaid wages, which could prevent Depor from making any new signings before the start of the 2012-13 season.

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