Rubén barred from playing against Atlético

Deportivo will not pay the fee required by loan contract that would allow him to play

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Ruben Perez will not be able to play when Atletico face off against Deportivo

Rubén Pérez with Lendoiro (

AS reports that Atlético youth product Rubén Pérez, who was loaned out to Deportivo as part of the deal that sent Filipe Luís to the Calderón, will be barred from playing against his former team this Saturday.

A clause in the midfielder’s two-year loan contract requires Deportivo to pay a fee in order to include him in a match selection against Atleti.

Depor President Augusto Lendoiro has already confirmed that his club will not be paying for Rubén to feature this weekend.

“It’s a shame that I can’t play against Atlético, but you have to respect those clauses,” said the 21-year old.

Deportivo will certainly miss Rubén’s presence on the pitch. No Depor player has accumulated more minutes than the Rojiblanco cantera talent in domestic league action (1,190 minutes in 13 appearances). The Andalusian youngster has provided two assists so far in this campaign.

Many Colchonero fans were disappointed to learn that the budding star would be included as collateral in the Filipe deal, after he had made a strong impression early on in pre-season.

  • AmorColchonero

    Another CM with great potential but haven’t we heard that one already. We have Camacho, Suarez, Garcia, Tiago on the squad and neither one has really looked great this season. In the pipeline, we have Rubenito and Koke who all play the same position. I hope at least 2 from the “cantera” shine and the rest get sold for max profit.