Toni Martinez caused plenty of controversy on Saturday evening as the West Ham United loanee scored on his debut for loan side CD Lugo, against the side he played for during the first half of the season.
The 21-year-old joined Rayo Majadahonda at the start of the season but managed just two goals in 18 appearances for the La Liga 2 side. His season-long loan was cancelled last week, before he joined Rayo's relegation rivals.
Indeed, Martinez joined CD Lugo on loan until the end of the season. Upon joining Lugo, Martinez had completed a somewhat controversial move given that his new side were on level points with Rayo.
The two sides sit just a few points above the drop zone, making Saturday's evening clash between Rayo and Lugo crucial. It just so happened to be Martinez's debut.
Just 24 minutes into the game, Martinez scored on his debut for Lugo as his new side went on to beat his old side 3-2 in a crucial win. Rayo sit just one place above the relegation zone, two points separating them from the drop.
Martinez was the centre of attention both sides during the clash, in which he impressed - despite the controversy surrounding the switch. The former Valencia youth player will have been delighted with his start, though.
The Spain Under-17 international has played just three times for West Ham, but is out of contract at the end of the season and will be desperate to prove that he is deserving of another contract. His debut for Lugo is a good sign.
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