ANDhe Eibar knew detect in the winter market that he needed a fifth central defender to reinforce a defense in which casualties have accumulated throughout the season. Palacios bet on the arrival of Chema Rodríguez, a footballer with almost no minutes at Getafe, whowho landed in Ipurua on loan with a mandatory purchase option in case of promotion to First Division.
It is not usually easy to get the incorporations in the winter market right because the competition does not stop and there is almost no time for adaptation. Nevertheless, Eibar can consider the reinforcement of Chema very productive because it has been fundamental for Garitano when he has been needed and although clay Y Venantius they seem to be ahead of him, the ’25’ has responded when some of these have been low.
I am very happy since I got here. Even when I have played less or have not played at all
Chema has been a starter in six games, He has played 90 minutes in the last four days and was one of the few positive news for Eibar last Sunday against Valladolid. The man from La Mancha had a high-level first half, prevailing in almost all the duels, both aerial and underground, showing forcefulness and establishing himself as the leader of the armory defense.
Eibar will be obliged to take over his services if he certifies his promotion to First Division. An operation that is not viewed unfavorably in Ipurua’s offices. It would even be a very appealing option if the armory team does not manage to climb to the highest category. Although in that case, the figures of his transfer would be difficult to assume and it would be necessary to negotiate different conditions.
Chema is feeling happy in Ipurua and no one doubts that his transfer was a success. “I’m very happy since I got here. Even when I’ve had to play less or I haven’t played at all. I’ve come here to help. Now I am getting more minutes and I am thankful for that. I always try to give my best and it will continue to be that way from wherever I touch“.