By Humphrey Carter
SERBIAN striker Andrija Delibasic arrived in Palma yesterday to finalise his transfer from Partizan Belgrade to Real Mallorca.
Accompanied by his representative Zoran Stajodinoivic, the 22-year-old goal scorer said that he hopes to be able to prove Mallorca right for putting such faith, and 4.5 million euros, in him. His agent said that Delibasic is a “classic centre forward, good in the air and is one of the most promising players in Yugoslavia.” The Serb could make his debut on Sunday against a Zaragoza in crisis, although his agent warned that there is still a lot of paperwork to be completed. Delibasic is no stranger to the Spanish league, although he admitted that he knows more about Real Madrid than Mallorca “because at Partizan we played against Madrid in the Champions League.” Delibasic will become Real Mallorca's third new signing since the winter transfer window opened and may lead to the release of the Uruguayan Ricardo Martín Ligüera.

Row over
Moscow match
SPARTAK Moscow, Real Mallorca's opponents in the UEFA Cup quarter finals, said yesterday that they plan to play their home leg at their Moscow stadium next month. UEFA informed Spartak last week that a new venue must be found because of the poor state of the pitch at Lokomotic Stadium and there not being enough time to repair it, bearing in mind Lokomotiv Moscow host Monaco in the Champions League just 48 hours earlier. However, Spartak wrote back to UEFA yesterday making it quite clear that their home leg will be played on home soil on February 26.


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