Atletico Madrid announced Friday that it has executed the purchase option that was on the player colombian Leicy Santos, who came to Spain in the last summer market in quality granted by Independent Santa Fe but with a purchase option.
“Atletico Madrid and the Independent Santa Fe have come to an agreement for the transfer of Leicy Santos to our club, so the colombian will continue linked to our company until 2021. Our club has executed the purchase option that was on the player the colombian, who this season was as a red and white in the quality of courtesy”, said Atletico in a statement.
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The international colombian made his debut as a red and white on September 7, 2019 in the New Colombino, in the premiere league against Sporting de Huelva with victory red and white (0-1).
“With the passage of the parties, Leicy has become one of the players was fixed in the eleven red and white. To his great performance in the centre of the field is coupled with his ability to scorer, as he has scored five goals in their 25 meetings such as red and white,” adds the press release.
Leicy was very happy to be able to continue wearing the shirt of Atletico: “I Am very happy and glad to be able to continue here. Since I came to Atletico I have felt like at home. The fans, the team and the whole club have made me feel part of this club. I am very pleased to be able to continue and bring to the team my football and experience”
The team and the whole club have made me feel part of this club. I am very pleased to be able to continue and bring to the team my football and experience
Regarding his first season as red and white, Leicy said: “it Has been a season of strange for the theme of the Covid-19, but it has been a special season. It was the first time that I walked out of my country to get to a big club in Europe such as Atletico Madrid. I’ve grown a lot as an athlete in these months to earn a place in the team. Have been a few months extraordinary in both the professional and the personal”.
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The colombian is already thinking about next season: “Our first target will be the Women’s Champions League that we will play in August, as we want to continue making history in the maximum european competition. In the face of the new season we want to continue showing our best in all competitions disputemos”.