Junior made the return of Jorge Arias

The matter is already settled. Jorge Arias will live his third cycle as Junior’s central defender in 2022. He finally reached an agreement to leave Olimpia de Paraguay free, a team with which he had a contract and which he loaned to Deportivo Cali throughout 2021.

The ‘Sharks’ had been managing the signing of Arias for several weeks, who already had a couple of successful periods at the club (2016 and 2017-2018) with his technical quality to drive the ball and take the team from behind.

His good punch and change of front also helped him to establish himself with the rojiblanca, although in his last experience he starred in ups and downs.

Precisely from the rojiblanca squad, he was transferred to Guaraní football, where he won four league titles in a row before being loaned to Cali in January 2021.

In the sugar box, under the technical direction of the Uruguayan Alfredo Arias, he had been a starter with good performance until he suffered a serious knee injury that left him out of the field for eight months.

When the Vallenato defender recovered, the coach Rafael Dudamel, who succeeded the Uruguayan Arias, had a consolidated center-back couple, Hernán Lessse and Jorge Marsiglia, with whom he was recently champion.

However, Arias managed to play a few minutes of the semifinal home runs.

Arias, 1.83 tall and 29 years old, had already undergone medical exams and had all his contractual part agreed with Junior, but it was necessary to unblock an arrangement with Olimpia that would allow him to come free. He signed for a year with the Caribbean team.

The arrival of Arias could mean the departure of Willer Ditta on loan to another club. Cortuluá has shown interest in their services.

According to Junior’s coach, Juan Cruz Real, who said that the squad only lacked one defender, the rojiblancos pass book is closed for the first part of the year.

The seven incorporations of the ‘Sharks’ are the following: Nilson Castrillón, Jorge Arias, Daniel Giraldo, Omar Albornoz, Yesus Cabrera, Fernando Uribe and Miguel Borja.



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