Despite going through an insolvency process and with a new boardroom team being set up, Elche at have managed to formally sign two defenders, which The Courier profiled in last week’s edition.

SPORT SIGNED ON THE LINE 1Hugo Alvarez (on the left) and Isidoro were officially presented at the club on Monday, with the Ilicitanos having a maximum wage cap of 65 thousand euros per annum for any player.

A third player, 22-year-old midfielder, Jose Antonio Delgado, known as Nono, faced the press on Tuesday, joining the club from Real Betis. Then on Wednesday, the club announced the formal signing of 30-year-old central defender, Armando Lozano Sánchez, known as Armando, who played Major League Soccer in the States for the New York Red Bulls.

Prior to that, he played for Cordoba, and further back for clubs including Cartagena, Malaga, and Barcelona B.  This Saturday, Elche’s pre-season build up continues as they entertain old rivals Almeria for the Festa d’Elx trophy(kick-off 8.00pm), with both sides already drawn against each other next month in the Copa del Rey.