Ricardo Horta, another potential source of income for Malaga

Horta celebrates after scoring against Porto.
Horta celebrates after scoring against Porto. / EFE
  • Negotiations with Portuguese club Braga continue over property rights, currently mostly owned by Malaga

He may not have played for Malaga for almost four years, but the club still owns a large portion of the property rights of tricky Portguese winger Ricardo Horta.

The 25-year-old has played for Braga since 2016, joining them permanently a year later in a deal which saw left-back Juankar go the other way. However, now with Malaga looking for extra sources of revenue to help balance the books, the two clubs have been in negotiations over the sale of Malaga's share. While these talks initially broke down during the transfer window, it is understood that representatives from the two sides will meet again to try and reach an agreement.

With Horta starting to reach his potential, a number of clubs have declared interest in him in recent months with eyes on a transfer in the summer. In fact, Braga offered Malaga 1.5 million euros for total ownership of the player, but that was knocked back with the player's value now estimated to be in excess of 10 million euros. It is therefore in both sides' interests to strike a deal as soon as possible.