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Miñambres makes Espanyol move

Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 14.00CET
The Real Madrid CF defender Óscar Miñambres has transferred to RCD Espanyol on loan for the season.

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Published: Monday 30 August 2004, 14.00CET

Miñambres makes Espanyol move

The Real Madrid CF defender Óscar Miñambres has transferred to RCD Espanyol on loan for the season.
Real Madrid CF defender Óscar Miñambres has joined RCD Espanyol on loan for the season.

Limited opportunities
The 23-year-old right back broke into Madrid's first team in February 2002 as understudy to Michel Salgado but injuries hampered his chances of making a permanent impact. The summer signings of Walter Samuel from AS Roma and Newcastle United FC's Jonathan Woodgate have further limited his opportunities.

Injury concern
Miñambres may also struggle to get into Miguel Angel Lotina's Espanyol side as the club have also signed former AS Monaco FC right-back Hugo Ibarra. The youngster made just one league appearance last term in a season blighted by a hairline fracture to his left foot which required two operations.

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