El Leganés exercises the option of buying and signing Jonathan Silva

The pepineros have paid the three million euros set by their loan contract from Sporting Portugal. Signature, as anticipated by As, for four seasons.


El Leganés made official this Monday the signing of Jonathan Silva (24 years old) as player in property to 2023 after the Argentine left-back played last year on loan Butarque by Sporting of Portugal. The pepineros had a purchase option of three million euros (the club has not published the figure) that they have exercised for, as As anticipated As, take the footballer during the next four courses.

The signing of Silva by Leganés it was already taken for granted even before the season ended. To the south of the capital they considered it as an unavoidable incorporation seeing the economic of the transfer according to the performance that the player has given, one of the best of all First. Incacable for Pellegrino especially in the final section of season, Silva was the second field player of Lega with more minutes of the course (2,700) and the top assistant of the team with six goal passes. Never a pepinero had given so many assistances in a same season in First.

Sus three targets also strengthened it as an offensive bulwark that in defense was winning as the days were advancing. Habituado more to seek the tickle to the rival to protect their peers, suffered in tasks of the rear when he joined the team, but the change of system and the insistence of Pellegrino paid off to make it as valuable back as in front.

La difficult task of supplying Rico

Silva arrived at Leganés with the very difficult ballot to forget Diego Rico, sold a year ago to Bournemouth for 15 million euros. It was, since the departure of the burgalés was known, the favorite option of Mauricio Pellegrino. I knew him from Estudiantes de la Plata. Silva arrived after having played only one game with Roma, a team that was given on the winter market after not having much participation in the Sporting of Portugal for the direct competition that Coentrao assumed.

En Leganés has found the regularity and the confidence that he had neither in Italy, nor in Lisbon or Boca, his previous team. With his signing the Leganés already has 15 players in the squad for the next season that will be shortly 16 with the addition of Juan Muñoz, striker of the Alcorcón with which the Lega has an agreement in exchange for approximately 1.5 million euros.



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