Unibet : Barça tried in the summer the signing of Gerardo Arteaga

Gerardo Daniel Arteaga (Zapopan, Jalisco, 1998), only 19 years old, has ceased to be a promise to become a consecrated reality for both Santos Laguna and Liga MX.

A total of 29 games in the last two seasons have Unibet seen this young left-handed man of 64 kilos and 1.74 meters tall. The performances of Arteaga, who grew up admiring Roberto Carlos, have not gone unnoticed in Europe. Several greats from the Old Continent have you on their agenda.

Last summer, without going any further, was the F.C. Barcelona who scored the signing of the Santos Laguna squad.The azulgrana group, after following the trail closely, had in mind to be fogueara in the subsidiary with a Unibet view to, in the future, could make the leap to the first team.

His signing did not materialize because Santos Laguna did not look kindly on his departure and now the interest in Arteaga has moved to Turkey. Two of the country’s greats (Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe) are fighting to take over the services of the Mexican left-back.

Arteaga He finished in Santos Laguna in 2013. He played in the Fourth Division of Guadalajara when he was invited to pass a two-week test with the sub 15 team. “Then I had to Unibet spend a lot of time on the bench, I was not called at times,” he recalls.

Little by little, his luck changed.With the sub 17 champion was consecrated and, with 18 years and 25 days, José Manuel de la Torre gave him the alternative in the first team. It was on October 2, 2016 in a 1-1 against Queretaro.

Arteaga took advantage of the Unibet departure of Adrián Aldrete to Cruz Azul and the departure of Jorga Villafaña to break through and, since then, become “titularísimo” in the ranks of the ‘warriors’.

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