Depor ‘very close’ to Barboza

Deportivo La Coruna are ‘very close’ to completing the signing of River Plate defender Alexander Barboza, say reports in Spain.

According to La Voz de Galicia, the 22-year-old is in ‘very advanced talks’ with Depor and an agreement should be reached by the end of the current week.

Barboza is likely to replace the outgoing Sidnei – who is rumoured to be moving to the Chinese Super League – in the heart of the Galician’s defence.

Renowned as a tall and commanding central defender, Barboza made 42 Argentine Primera Division appearances across two seasons on loan at Defensa y Justicia.

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