Finally the matter regarding centre forward Gonzalo Di Renzo has ended and the club can now move forward after receiving the funds from the termination clause in his contract.

On the final day of the winter transfer market the Argentine striker asked UD Lanzarote for a transfer after receiving an offer from another club. Obviously the club did not want to part ways with their leading goal scorer and on top of that there wasn’t any time to find a replacement.

After talks with the club, Di Renzo verbally agreed to continue until the end of the season however on the eve of the derby match versus CF San Bartolmé on February 9th the club had learned that Di Renzo had left the island.

There is no doubt that the player had a hugely successful time with the Rojillos but the manner of his departure has left a sour taste to many of the clubs supporters.

The club now welcome striker Jorge Canillas. The 27 year old joined his new team mates on Monday whilst the club is frantically processing the licence to enable him to play as soon as possible.

New signing striker Jorge Canillas.

The six foot two inch (188cm) striker was born in Malaga is well travelled having played in Austria and various teams in the third, fourth and fifth tier of Spanish football. He is a tall strong player which allows him to dominate aerial battles as well as possessing a fierce strike with either foot.

Canillas is now under the guidance of the UD Lanzarote technical team headed by Sergio Hernández and Nazareno Brindisi as he is a free agent following the conclusion of his contract with Jhapa FC that play in the top category in Nepal.

I am sure that on behalf of all UD Lanzarote supporters we welcome Canillas to the island and to UD Lanzarote and hope that his time with the club will be enjoyable and successful.