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Loan deal agreed with Mallorca for attacking midfielder Stoichkov

Malaga are once again waiting for the green light from president Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani, this time to complete the loan signing of Stoichkov.

The attacking midfielder, born Juan Diego Molina but known by the name of the former Barcelona legend, is surplus to requirements at Mallorca following a three-goal season (20 appearances) as the Balearic side gained promotion to La Liga.

An agreement for the 25-year-old has been in place for several days and he comes with the blessing of coach Víctor Sánchez who appreciates his versatility in attacking areas.