Renan Lodi, the side of the future that grows before the great

Atlético have signed one of the most promising players in Brazil. At 21 he has left brilliant performances against River and Boca.

Atlético de Madrid take on one of the most promising sides in South American and world football. Renan Augusto Lodi dos Santos (21 years old) is a powerful, fast player with a wonderful left foot. A footballer who stands out for his offensive ability, reaching the last third of the field with surprise, both inside and out. In the club of his loves, the Athletico Paranaense, was usual to see him overflowing on the outside or finishing inside, with a great intuition to occupy the space.

Lodi was born in Serrana, a town north of Sao Paulo of 40,000 inhabitants. At the age of 14, he signed for Paranaense, a club in which he progressed unstoppably, awakening the interest of great South American clubs and some Europeans. With just 18 years old he made his debut with the first team. "I was nervous, but it happened to me when I touched the first ball" , he said after his first professional game. A statement that allows one of its main virtues to be understood: it has no fear of anything. He fully relies on his physical and tactical abilities.

In addition to lateral, Lodi can occupy the position of lane, and in some game has become extreme, although his ability to travel in band is wasted. It has been this season, after winning the Copa Sudamericana and playing the Copa Libertadores in which he has finished demonstrating his true potential.

Ante giant of the continent as Boca or River was the most outstanding player of his team. He must still correct defensive aspects , since he is a player who suffers when his back is sought, something that must work together with Cholo. However, he has the conditions to continue progressing and becoming the left-back of the future of both Atlético de Madrid and the Brazilian national team. .

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