The Santos Laguna Warriors surprised yesterday with the announcement of the temporary transfer of youth squad player Jordan Carrillo to Sporting de Gijón of the Spanish Second Division, also owned by Grupo Orlegi.
“He is a boy who came with us when he was 14 years old, he went through all the representative categories of the club, and today he is in the first team. He is our great jewel, our great standard of the basic forces”said Dante Elizalde, president of the Warriors, through a “live” that he did together with David Guerra, executive president of Real Sporting de Gijón.
“You are the example of the opportunities that are going to open up for all those who show talent, and who can show the value of football in Europe and North America,” said the Spanish manager.
About this opportunity, the first in foreign football, Carrillo commented: “I feel very happy, very happy. It was what I had always wanted. At some point I commented with my parents that I was going to arrive in Europe, now, thank God, it is happening to me”.
On the development that the Santo institution allowed him, the midfielder shared: “Thank everyone at Santos, for everything they gave me, for what they supported me, for the advice, for wanting to be the best version of me every day, for the scolding too; everything was for the best. I have nothing left but thank them and tell them that I carry them all in my heart. The institution has helped me in all aspects, to improve my qualities, skills and as a person, seeking to be a better human being every day”.
With Carrillo, there are already four casualties for the Warriors with the tournament already started, since Brian Lozano returned to his country to play with Peñarol, Alberto Ocejo emigrated to the Rojinegros del Atlas due to an injury to Mauro Manotas and defender Ismael Govea went to the Xolos of Tijuana.