Deportivo on verge of administration - Five bargains for Premier League clubs

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Potential bargains for Swansea, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, Southampton and Stoke City feature.

Spanish club Deportivo la Coruna are on the verge of admininistration - They are 100 million Euros in debt, and naturally the Premier League vultures will be ready to swoop.

Amazingly Juan Carlos Valeron is still on the playing staff, at the age of 37, and he is likely to stick around regardless.

Here are five though who may be snapped up...

1) Riki

Deportivo's top scorer is Riki, who has six goals to his name this season. He is 32 and began his career with Real Madrid. He has scored more than 40 goals for Deportivo and is a dependable figure in attack. With Swansea looking for a new striker, Riki could look to follow in the footsteps of former compatriot Michu on a cut-price deal and emulate his success.

2) Abel Aguilar

Colombian international Aguilar is a central midfielder entering the prime of his career, and is one of Deportivo's biggest assets. He has scored three goals this season and could cost as little as £2 million. At 27, he may be a good signing for Roberto Martinez' Wigan, to add to the growing number of Hispanic players at the DW.

3) Carlos Marchena

Former Spanish international Marchena is well known, and is still only 33-years-old. After a successful career in La Liga, the right offer in the Premier League could tempt him and his experience would be an asset for most teams. Even Chelsea, looking for a new centre-back to cover Cahill, Terry and Luiz may come calling, with Marchena's former Valencia boss being none other than... Rafa Benitez.

4) Bruno Gama

A former Portuguese youth international, Bruno Gama has been one of Deportivo's brightest sparks this season, scoring twice and providing two assists from the right wing. He is 25 and could be a clever addition for a team battling relegation. He may suit Sunderland, with Adam Johnson injury prone, they will be looking to increase their service to the strikers and Gama would be a cheap option.

5) Daniel Aranzubia

First choice goalkeeper Aranzubia has been capped by Spain and still has plenty of football left in him at 33. He made history for Deportivo in 2011 when he came forward and scored from a corner, becoming the first ever goalkeeper to do so in La Liga. He may be a clever addition for Stoke City if they decide to cash in on in-demand Asmir Begovic.

Do any of the above appeal? Would you like your club to pick up a potential bargain?

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