CD Tenerife confirmed yesterday the transfer until the end of the season of Alberto Jiménez, who will play on loan at Albacete Balompié. Rubén de la Barrera will have the challenge of recovering a player who has wasted his last seasons on the island, but who has one more season of contract with the blue and white entity.
The versatile defender has known since last summer that his cycle at the club was over. Even so, he refused to leave and that is why his contribution in the first part of the season has been almost nil. He only played 86 minutes in the first tie of the Copa SM el Rey against CD Ibiza Islas Pitiusas and Ramis was not going to give him more opportunities.
That is why he has decided to undertake a new adventure at Carlos Belmonte under the baton of Alfonso Serrano, Alba’s sports director and with whom he already met in Tenerife. The La Mancha are leaders of Group II of the First RFEF with 36 points in 18 games and only four defeats, and they aspire to return to professional football as soon as possible. The player will have minutes and continuity in an aspiring promotion to try to finish the season by claiming, while De la Barrera wins a new defense of guarantees to fight for the first place against the Villarreal subsidiary, Andorra, Atlético Baleares and Castellón, which are their direct rivals.
Tenerife, with this departure, necessary and intended by Juan Carlos Cordero since last summer, alleviates approximately a quarter of the total of the player’s professional file for this 2021/22 season, after a contract renewal that brought him a remarkable improvement in your salary.
The midfielder, who can also act as a center-back, has nine seasons at CD Tenerife, which he arrived at from UD Fuerteventura as a youth, and ends his relationship on June 30, 2023.
He will not be the only player to leave the Blue and White discipline in the coming weeks. There is another name on the table and it is that of Manu Apeh, who has enjoyed minutes, but his ability does not finish filling a Ramis who, publicly, has asked to incorporate two players with an attacking profile: a winger on the right wing and a guarantee center forward.