Kuzmanovic, a possible Camacho replacement

Kuzmanovic with Josemi.
Kuzmanovic with Josemi. / SUR
  • The midfielder spent last season on loan at Malaga but injury curtailed his campaign

Malaga’s search for a replacement for Ignacio Camacho is proving much more difficult than anticipated, sources suggest.

With a budget of less than five million euros, the club has had to pull the plug on a number of deals, including one for former Manchester City midfielder Javi García, currently plying his trade with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

An option currently being looked at is going back in for Zdravko Kuzmanovic, who had his loan at the club last season curtailed by injury.

Trainers must now assess his condition to see whether a deal would be beneficial.