Wednesday July 5 2017
Zaragoza's Cani retires

Experienced La Liga midfielder Cani has announced his retirement from football despite having one year remaining on his Real Zaragoza deal.

The 35-year-old signed a two-year contract with the club he began his career at last summer, but has announced his decision to call it a day despite 32 Segunda appearances last summer.

Cani made over 300 league appearances in Spain across a 14-year career, which included nine seasons at Villarreal, a loan stint at Atletico Madrid and a spell at Deportivo La Coruna.

Thursday May 5 2016
Cani: Blame the players

Cani believes the Deportivo La Coruna players should take the blame for a second half of the season that has left the team in relegation danger.

Deportivo are four points clear of the bottom three with two games to play, having been challenging for a European place after the first half of the season, with Coach Victor Sanchez said to be on the brink as a result.

“It should be noted that the players are the major culprits, and then the Coach and then the others, the directors and the Press a little,” veteran Cani said, Marca reports.

Saturday March 19 2016
Cani aware of Levante importance

Cani has made it clear that Deportivo La Coruna are ready “to win at all costs” against Levante in La Liga on Saturday.

Depor remain without a win in 2016, despite threatening to break into the European places before the turn of the year, but the midfielder is hopeful his side can end their miserable run when they host their fellow strugglers.

“I’m fine, the team are well and we want to add three points to end this winless dynamic,” he said at a Press conference.

Wednesday October 28 2015
Cani: Atleti was unforgettable

Veteran midfielder Cani has reflected on a mixed spell with Atletico Madrid, admitting it didn’t go to plan on the pitch but off it, it was unforgettable.

Cani moved to Vicente Calderon from Villarreal for the second half of last season before joining Deportivo La Coruna over the summer, and meets his former club at Riazor on Friday.

“The six months at Atletico weren’t as I expected. In sporting terms, it wasn’t good, but as an experience I’ll hold it for life because I experienced a big club,” he said, Marca reports.

Friday July 24 2015
Depor announce Cani arrival

Deportivo La Coruna have announced the signing of midfielder Cani from Villarreal, subject to a medical.

According to the Galicians’ official website, the 33-year-old has landed in La Coruna and will undergo a physical examination on Friday night, before penning a contract with the club.

It is understood that the former Real Zaragoza man will join on a season-long loan, with Depor and the Yellow Submarine splitting his €1m salary.

Cani spent the second half of last season at Atletico Madrid, making six appearances.

Wednesday July 22 2015
Depor working on Cani loan

Deportivo La Coruna are working on taking Cani on loan from Villarreal, but the midfielder’s wages are a problem.

AS reports Cani is training alone as he isn’t in the plans of Marcelino and there is tension between the pair. Depor hope to have an agreement soon so the veteran can pick up the pace of his pre-season preparations.

Cani earns €1m per year from the Yellow Submarine and Deportivo can’t afford to match that, but are hopeful that a loan deal can be agreed that would see the player’s wages split between the clubs.

Tuesday March 31 2015
Cani: ‘Atleti strong not aggressive’

Atletico Madrid midfielder Cani is the latest player to respond to accusations that Diego Simeone’s team is more than physical in its approach.

The 33-year-old, on loan at the Vicente Calderon from Villarreal, believes the charges of over-aggressiveness should not be mistaken for strength.

“I’ve noticed that there are some very strong players in this team,” Cani told reporters.

“Until you are actually with them every day, not just seeing them on television, you feel a part of it.

Sunday February 1 2015
Cholo praises Atleti squad depth

Diego Simeone offered praise to the Atletico Madrid squad players who featured in the win over Eibar, picking out Cani, Saul Niguez and Jesus Gamez.

The champions took a 3-1 victory from a sodden Ipurua, Antoine Griezmann opening the scoring and Mario Mandzukic claiming a brace, Federico Piovaccari on target for the hosts.

Thursday January 29 2015
Cani: ‘Neymar will have problems’

Atletico Madrid midfielder Cani believes Barcelona striker Neymar will invite trouble his entire career with the way he behaves on the pitch.

The Brazilian appeared to have a running battle with some Atleti players in Barca’s 3-2 Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg victory at the Vicente Calderon

Saturday January 24 2015
‘Defeats won’t affect Atleti’

Diego Simeone has insisted that Atletico Madrid’s recent defeats ‘don’t change anything’ ahead of their encounter with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday.

Los Colchoneros have already lost twice in January, with both reverses coming against Barcelona, but the Coach remained unperturbed as he focused on how his squad were shaping up for the visit of their capital rivals.

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