Official: Borja Garcés arrives at Leganés after renewing with Atlético

The Melilla striker (22 years old) signs until the end of the season without a purchase option. Before he had renewed with Atlético until 2024.


The Leganés has made official at the last minute of this Thursday the signing of Borja Garcés by the pepineros. As AS announced, the 22-year-old striker arrives at Butarque on loan and without an option to buy from Atlético de Madrid after having renewed with the rojiblancos until 2024. His previous contract with the Metropolitano entity ended in 2022.

Melillense becomes the sixth cucumber reinforcement of a summer in which no battering ram had yet landed at Butarque. Precisely the absence of competition is one of the factors that has decided its incorporation to the south of the capital. Garcés, Atlético de Madrid and his agent, Juanma López, wanted him to end up in a destination that would give him minutes to progress in his growth among the many offers he enjoyed.First Proposals

Some, as AS reported, were from the First Division. Levante, Rayo and Cádiz (in this order) had pushed hard for their presence among their squads. Also Zaragoza or Fuenlabrada of the Second Division had tested it. Precisely with the azulones he completed an excellent course last season. Only since the winter market, he played 22 official matches and scored 7 goals. Aim guarantee that had attracted superior offers.

Despite the attractiveness of playing in the First Division, Garcés has preferred to continue in the Second Division to have more continuity, but to do so in a project with greater aspirations. Leganés, with his mind set on his return to the elite, satisfied the wishes of the boy who, in addition, will not have to move from the capital to continue his career.

"Hopefully Borja comes and 3-4 signings, especially attack," admitted this morning Asier Garitano, hinting at a signing that in Butarque has been taken with the utmost caution precisely because of the presence of great teams behind Garcés. Extreme caution that has finally crystallized in the reinforcement of the ram.

The footballer will be under the command of Asier Garitano tomorrow and will be, if the coach of Bergara wants, at his disposal to be part of the pickle list for the debut against Real Sociedad B on Saturday, at 17:00 at the Reale Arena. With only the homegrown players Manu Garrido (touched) and Diego García as offensive options, it is not ruled out that Garcés will travel with his new team among the 23 summoned.

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