According to reports in the Spanish media [as per Goal], the veteran keeper—who is currently a free agent—is on the brink of signing for the Brancoazuis.
While 36-year-old Pletikosa, who left FC Rostov earlier this year, will surely be delighted to earn a new contract, reports indicate that the stopper has his eyes on a place in Croatia’s Euro 2016 squad as he hopes to add to his 114 caps, and will not be content to just be a backup option at the Spanish side.
Pletikosa is also considering offers from the United States, but may well be tempted by a first foray into the Spanish top flight. Deportivo have lost Agosto to a broken leg, and Pletikosa will surely fancy his chances of making the starting lineup ahead of either German Lux or Manu.
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Can he do enough to prove that he is a better option than AS Monaco’s Danijel Subasic for Croatia next summer?
The stopper previously featured for Spartak Moscow, Hajduk Split, Shaktar Donetsk and Spurs, with whom he spent time on loan during the 2010-11 season.