Date: 9th January 2010 at 4:29pm
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Spanish relegation candidates Malaga have agreed a deal to take Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo on loan until the end of the season, in a bid to keep them up. Hull had also shown an interest in signing the 21-year-old.

Following a poor run of games after Sven-Goran Eriksson originally signed him from Basel in January 2008, Caicedo started to impress under Mark Hughes, notching up a reasonable tally of eight goals in 23 games for the Blues.

His time in Lisbon has not been so fruitful however, the promising young Ecuadorian having no goals to his name this season.

Jan 08Manchester City10 games0 goals
08-09Manchester City23 games8 goals
09-10Sporting Lisbon7 games0 goals


Malaga boss Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz stated: ‘He’s [Caicedo] had a different training session (to the other players). He’s gone days without training and will be gradually incorporated into the group. The important thing is that he integrates as quickly as possible.’

Caicedo has passed a medical and will be presented to the press on moday.

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