Tenerife seal two free deals
C.D. Tenerife S.A.D. have completed the signing of former Levante centre-back Asier del Horno and former Ghana international Anthony Obodai.
The 31-year-old has signed a one-year contract with Tenerife and said that he was delighted to be playing under such a legend and idol. Asier del Horno said,"Raul Gonzalez told me that I was going to be key here at Tenerife, and I want to play as a first-team player, something that I wasn't allowed at Levante last season."
Tenerife manager Raul Gonzalez Blanco told the press he is "delighted" with the signing, and firmly believes that Del Horno will become a key player for Tenerife this season. Raul later said,"He's a great player, and during my career, I got to play against him." With a grin in his face, Raul added,"He is a tough cookie to crack."
On the other hand, Anthony Obodai signed a three year deal with Tenerife, meaning that he would stay until his 33rd birthday. Obodai told Marca,"It's great to play again in Europe. When I left RKC for Houston, it was a chance I took and it didn't pay off. I didn't get to play for 2 years and I when Raul phoned me, I didn't hestitate." The Ghana international was seen sight-seeing all over Tenerife.
Gonzalez' reaction was quite similar to Obodai's. He told AS," Obodai is a fantastic player and we lack a defensive midfielder. We first were looking at a Spanish youngster and we did offer him a contract, but we can't wait on him to accept or decline us. We acted quickly for Obodai and I think that we can make a profit in the future.