Santiago Mouriño (Montevideo, Uruguay, 2002; 21 years old) will leave on loan from Atlético in this first year as rojiblanco. That is the plan that the club has for the defender, signed this summer from the Racing Club of Montevideo for three million euros and until 2028. That the jump from the Uruguayan league to the Atlético first team comes with a net: a loan to a First or Second team in Spain.
The two options that Atlético currently values for the footballer, officially presented this morning at the Metropolitano, they are from Zaragozadestination in recent years of a round trip of several rojiblancos homegrown players (read Giuliano Simeone, read Mollejo, perhaps Carlos Martín…), a team from the Hypermotion League, the silver category of Spanish football, or Cadizof the EA Sports League.
Good minutes in the preseason
In his first week as a rojiblanco, Mouriño has left flashes in the training sessions of that Uruguayan claw that also combines with a club like Atlético de Madrid (read Diego Godín, read Giménez, read Forlán, read Petete Correa, read Diego Alonso, read Luis Suárez), energetic, fast and aggressive, with everything to cut. The intention of the coaching staff is to see him up close during these days, get to know his game, and then not stop doing it but from afar.
The first signings of the summer at Atlético have been to reinforce the defensive line (read Azpilicueta, read Javi Galán, read Soyüncü, read Mouriño himself), a lot of competition that it would not guarantee him enough minutes that they would not slow down his progressionsomething that would not happen in a loan in Zaragoza or Cádiz, where he would have them to return more hard-working next year to Atlético.