Alavés' project for the new season is taking shape under new coach, Luis Zubeldía. The club has started bring in reinforcements for the first team and reserves - the latter are aiming to gain promotion to the Segunda Division B and face Ontinyent in the Play-Offs on Sunday. The club announced today that they have signed teenage striker Yiming Yan - "a young centre-forward who has experience in the Spanish game".
Yiming Yan, a youth international for China
Yiming, who was born in Beijing on 4 February 1998, spent the 2013-14 season in Atlético de Madrid's youth academy. The forward, who can play as an out-and-out striker or as a winger, has represented China at Under-19 level and hopes to make the squad list for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.