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Tristan stays in Spain
13 Sep 2006 - 12:48:26
Former Spain striker Diego Tristan has turned down offers from the Premiership to rejoin former club Real Mallorca, following his exit from Deportivo La Coruna.
The 30-year-old was released by Depor just before the transfer window closed and has opted to return to Mallorca, where he spent two seasons before heading to Galicia in 2000.
After agreeing a one-year deal at the Son Moix, Tristan confirmed: "In the Premiership the money is superior, but I believe I can still be a success in Spain.
"My head did go to England, but my heart decided on Mallorca. Now my challenge is to play.
"My decision was not influenced by money. Today this is not a problem for me."
Tristan was wanted by Bolton Wanderers before they swooped for Nicolas Anelka, while Charlton Athletic have also been credited with an interest in the talented frontman.