Evaluating Racing's January Signings
It's been 3 months since January has passed and today, we bring you an exclusive in-depth analysis whether Raul's big-money signings have fared in his team.
The first signing that Raul made in the January window was Hector Simon. Hector Simon joined from rivals Real Oviedo in an £80,000 deal, and has so far been plagued by injuries. Even though Racing fans are yet to be convinced by the player, Raul has been, as he signed the player, even though he would miss the first weeks of the New Year with an injury. Hector has been limited to only 4 appearances in a Racing shirt, and two of those came off the bench. Hector Simon has a limited period of time to show Racing fans and his manager, Raul, that he is the player that can lead them to the Liga Adelante.
The now Racing midfielder has struggled to make an impact at El Sardinero.
Many thought that Josep Sene would never become a fan favorite, especially after joining from title-chasing rivals Real Oviedo. Boy, were they wrong. Josep Sene has featured regularly after a series of injuries to Francisco Yeste, David Miguelez and Ruben Duran. Josep Sene has 11 appearances in a Racing shirt, but 3 of those came from the bench, which were during the time he had arrived earlier in January. Sene has contributed to his fellow team-mates, grabbing three assists, as well 8 goals, including a hat-trick last month. Many of the Racing fans have been pleased with this signing, especially Sene's after some impressive performances have seen him getting cheered on matches. Many experts and fans have been calling Sene the 'bargain of the season'.
Will Sene come back and haunt his old club back away? *look behind*
Kevin was seen as a panic buy, after their main and only left-back, Enrique Corrales was sidelined for 2 months. Kevin, however, has put an impressive run of form, which has kept out Corrales out of the first-team picture. Kevin is yet to score or assist in the 11 appearances he has worn the Racing shirt, but the left-back role is not specified to do that, with Corrales grabbing 1 goal and 4 assists in the 26 matches he has featured for Racing. Just maybe, Kevin was the player that Racing needed to up their game, and he has certainly done that.
Kevin playing during his time at Mallorca
The future is looking bright for 'Los Racinguistas', as the team looks to get promoted to the Liga Adelante, and having passionate and avid fans on trials at the club. Jacobo Frat, a 15 year-old that lives in Santander, went to the Racing trials after a series of games at his high-school. Rumor is that Frat is so talented, that Raul himself went to the trial game and spoke to the midfielder of signing a contract with the club. With each passing day, it's looking likely that Frat will be signing with his boy-hood club.
The future looks bright for Jacobo Prat at Racing Santander