Huesca sign Ruben Semedo, accused of attempted murder

Ruben Semedo

There will surely not be a stranger reasoning for a deal in European football this summer than that which took Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo on loan from Villarreal to newly promoted Huesca.

The central defender – who only joined the Yellow Submarine a year ago in a €14m deal from Portuguese giants Sporting CP – has joined Huesca on a season-long loan deal. The astonishing aspect of the move is that the Portuguese player is awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery. Continue reading

Promoted Huesca already battling against the odds


La Liga is swiftly becoming the division of the underdog, with tiny clubs from around the Spanish nation beginning to fill the division. The remarkable rises of Eibar, Getafe, Leganes and Girona to their first ever spells in the top flight have been well-documented, and next season they will be joined by Huesca.

From the Aragon province, their Estadio El Alcoraz seats just 5,500 spectators and they had not even played second tier football until 2008. They have already suffered a blow ahead of next season following the departure of promotion-winning Coach Rubi, who has been appointed at Espanyol. Continue reading