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Racing beat clock to sign trio

Published: Tuesday 2 September 2008, 11.00CET
UEFA Cup debutants Real Racing Club Santander made the most of the conclusion to transfer trading by signing Portuguese attacker Jorge Gonçalves, French midfielder Peter Luccin and right-back Juan Valera.
Racing beat clock to sign trio
Peter Luccin in his time with Zaragoza ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 2 September 2008, 11.00CET

Racing beat clock to sign trio

UEFA Cup debutants Real Racing Club Santander made the most of the conclusion to transfer trading by signing Portuguese attacker Jorge Gonçalves, French midfielder Peter Luccin and right-back Juan Valera.
Real Racing Club Santander made the most of yesterday's conclusion to transfer trading by signing three players ahead of their UEFA Cup debut.

Undisclosed fees
Portuguese attacker Jorge Gonçalves has arrived from Leixões SC with the 24-year-old reportedly agreeing a four-season deal. His fee is undisclosed, as is that for midfielder Peter Luccin, 29, who comes in from Real Zaragoza to continue a career that has taken the Frenchman to AS Cannes, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain FC, RC Celta de Vigo and Club Atlético de Madrid.

Valera loan
Racing's third recruit is Atlético right-back Juan Valera, a 23-year-old former Spanish Under-21 international, captured on a 12-month loan. The Cantabrian club, whose only previous European campaign was a run to the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round, meet FC Honka Espoo of Finland in the UEFA Cup first round on 18 September and 2 October.

Last updated: 02/09/08 15.22CET

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