June 14, 2024

Santos interested in the Uruguayan defender after seven years in Europe

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Santos interested in the Uruguayan defender after seven years in Europe

NS Santos He is interested in Uruguayan defender Emiliano Velasquez, who is free in the market after the expiration of his contract with Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.

Peixe has competition in Mexico and Europe, but Velázquez loves the idea of ​​working in Brazil. The challenge for Alfinegro is to find an average salary after the high level abroad.

Velasquez appeared in Uruguay’s youth teams, and was signed from Danubio by Atletico Madrid in 2014. However, the defender did not play for coach Simeone and ended up on loan to Getafe, Braga and Rayo Vallecano.

With his relationship with Atletico coming to an end, the Uruguayan signed a permanent contract with Rayo in 2018 and is now free again. At the beginning of the year, he was contacted by Internacional and negotiations did not progress.

Other Uruguayans in the crossfire

Santos analyzed Martin Caceres and Diego Polenta, who are also free defenders. However, for various reasons, the fish has not yet progressed.

After leaving Fiorentina, Caceres demands a high salary in the market. At 34, he has passed through Barcelona and Juventus and has been in Europe since 2007, when he left Defensor.

Polenta is leaving Olympia, but coach Fernando Deniz is not happy. He is 29 years old and has played for LA Galaxy (USA) and Genoa (Italy) after Nacional and Danubio in Uruguay.

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