Something happens with Van la Parra

Called to be a differential man in Logroñés, he assumes that his place is not in the club if he does not play. It takes 116 minutes in four games. I could go out now.


The Unión Deportiva Logroñés announced the signing of Rajiv van la Parra on November 16. After two months, the 29-year-old Dutch winger has barely played 116 minutes spread over four games, three in LaLiga SmartBank and one in the Copa. He only signed until June 2021. After terminating his contract with Estrella Roja in April of 2020 due to defaults, Van la Parra wanted to earn "in the field" the opportunity to extend his relationship with the Riojan entity. "I'm excited about the adventure," he said in an interview with AS. However, he points out that it could even end before the winter market closes next Monday, February 1.His incorporation was surprising because of the date it occurred and because of who he is: a former Under-21 international footballer with the Netherlands, with experience in the French, Dutch, English and Serbian leagues, Drenthe's cousin and Wijnaldum's stepbrother. At the time it seemed like a risky bet, a toss-up: if it returned to its best level, it meant a quality leap for a just team offensively, with the option to continue and with a revaluation of its cache; If he did not adapt well or did not convince Sergio Rodríguez, as has happened, the movement would become a backfire. Van la Parra now costs 600,000 euros and landed with a value of two million, according to Transfermarkt. In addition, Logroñés completed the quota of its 25 chips. If someone does not come out, no one will arrive to reinforce the block in the second round.

As confirmed by AS, the player assumes that his place is not in Logroño if the situation does not change. Nor would the coach mind doing without him. And how did you get to this point? Lack of preparation and ignorance of the language weighed down on him at the beginning, and later he did not have the expected prominence and reduced his involvement. Sergio Rodríguez did not make it easy for him to enter the dynamics of the group, despite the fact that the booth tried to wrap him up in English and Rajiv, as they know him, learn Spanish for his acclimatization. In his only game as a starter, in the cup elimination against Amorebieta, Van la Parra had a scuffle with Sergio. Still, none have shown public discontent. Sometimes things do not work (for both parties), but they are still a mistake. The sports director, Carlos Lasheras, is working on finding a pivot and a forward to correct the fiasco of this operation. According to El Periódico de Aragón, Huesca offered the transfer of the 22-year-old Kelechi Nwakali offensive midfielder until the end of the course.

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