Antolin Alcaraz has agreed to a one-year deal with La Liga’s new boys Las Palmas after concluding his contract with Everton.
As much as Antolin Alcaraz is an experienced defender who didn’t hold a regular spot while playing for Everton (The Toffees) after following Roberto Martinez after ending his contract with Wigan Athletic.
During his time at Goodison Park (Everton’s Home ground), which was a short two-year term saw him attend just fourteen Barclays Premier League appearances. That said, however; Las Palmas, on the other hand, have faith that the thirty-three-year-old centre back has what it takes to play in their main team.
Las Palmas is a football club from Gran Canaria have decided to sign in Antolin Alcaraz for one whole year. However, they have given him the option of extending his deal if he wishes to till the end of 2016-2017 football season.
Punters engaging in free bets agree that Alcaraz could be signing up for a tricky test after debuting for Las Palmas football club. The Club headed by Paco Herrera’s will be squaring off for three points against Atletico Madrid during the opening week for La Liga’s league.
However, Antolin Alcaraz isn’t the first player that has left Everton FC for Las Palmas. Another player by the name Vinny Samways did the same move back in 1996.
Antolin Alcaraz the Defender
He is a thirty-three-year-old defender that has successfully won twenty-four caps for his country. Alcaraz has agreed to sign a one-year deal with La Liga’s side Las Palmas with the option of another year deal. The agreement of the deal was announced on the club’s website.
Alcaraz was born and bred in Paraguay; however, he began his professional career at the Argentine Racing Club. He was signed up in 2001. Alcaraz stayed at the Racing Club during the 2001-2002 football season. However, Alcaraz didn’t play there for any meeting.
During summer of 2002, Alcaraz left the club for Italian club Fiorentina. During his time at the Italian side, Antolin Alcaraz spent six months in which he was unable to make his debut in his colours.
January of 2003 saw Antolin Alcaraz sign a contract with Portuguese side SC Beira-Mar. Antolin Alcaraz shined during his time at the Portuguese first division, scoring in his first game of the Portuguese league.
In August of 2003, he successfully scored the winning goal against Alverca football club. During the 2004-2005 football season, the Portuguese side took the 18th position in the Portuguese side thus dropping Antolin Alcaraz into the 2nd division.
In the summer of 2007, Alcaraz signed up with the Belgian Club Brugge. The Jupiler League debuted on August 12th, 2007, and they won 1-0 against Germinal Beerschot. On August, the 17th, 2007 the club won against Sint-Truidense VV 3:2 and Alcaraz scored his first ever goal at the Jupiler League.
In the month of May 2010, Antolin Alcaraz signed up with English Premier League club Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed amount. On July 7th, 2013, Antolin Alcaraz successfully signed up with English Premier League side Everton on a two-year contract.
August 2nd, 2015, Alcaraz agreed to sign up with La Liga’s side Las Palmas on a free transfer and many punters are placing bonus bets in favour of the thirty-three-year-old defender as a great player.
Many that follow his career agree that Antolin Alcaraz has matured in his gameplay, and he is only set for greatness as he is almost nearing his retirement age.
This article was written by Tony Samboras who is a professional sports writer with a passion for football. In his personal life he spends his time catching up on the latest news and rumours of his favourite teams. When it’s time for business he writes for a website that researches free betting in Australia.