Derby fans send Bolton a warning on Twitter about reported target Raul Albentosa

DERBY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15:A Derby fan gestures 1-0 to the Nottingham fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15,...

Raul Albentosa flopped at Derby County but could reportedly return to the Championship with Bolton Wanderers.

Raul Albentosa Redal of Deportivo La Coruna gestures during the La Liga 2017-18 match between Atletico de Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at Wanda Metropolitano on April 01 2018 in Madrid,...

Steve McClaren didn’t have a great record when it came to signing Spaniards for Derby County.

Omar Mascarell and Ivan Calero were far from a roaring success at Pride Park after all and the less said about Raul Albentosa the better.

It seemed that Derby had pulled of a real coup when they signed the 6ft 4ins centre-back from Eibar in the winter of 2015. Albentosa had impressed in La Liga after all with Derby’s head of football operations Chris Evans describing him as a ‘real talent’, as reported by Derbyshire Live.

Raul Albentosa of Derby County battles with Armand Gnanduillet of Chesterfield during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Derby County and Chesterfield at iPro Stadium on January 24,...

But he kept that so-called talent under wraps during his time in the East Midlands.

Albentosa made just eight Championship appearances for The Rams and it was no surprise when he returned to Spain just a few months after arriving. Suggestions that he struggled with injuries after forgetting to bring his specialist insoles with him to England didn’t help, as claimed on RamsSpace.

So Derby fans have been quick to have their say with The Sun (12 February, page 63) reporting that Albentosa could make a shock return to English football with Bolton Wanderers, having left Deportivo la Coruna last month.

Fernando Torres of Atletico de Madrid is challenged by Raul Albentosa of Deportivo La Coruna during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at Wanda Metropolitano...

 

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