Former Atlanta defender Emmanuel Francés has signed on for Sportivo Italiano with a two year contract.
At the request of veteran manager Salvador “el Tano” Pasini, Italiano has begun to sign the players it will need to keep themselves above water in the Primera B Metropolitana, where nowadays el Azzurro will need at least forty two points at the end of the tournament to avoid relegation (and that’s why also Pasini has dubbed the team as the only one “to have been relegated before the championship”).
The now 31 year old defender had been deemed surplus to the Atlanta defense and was released amongst other names in the Atlanta defense that had a difficult season such as Julián Perujo, Nelson Gonzalez and starting goalkeeper Pablo Santillo. Frances has played for teams such as San Telmo (Primera C- now Metropolitano B), Livingstone (Scotland), Argentinos Juniors (Primera División), All Boys (Nacional B), Estudiantes de Buenos Aires (Primera B Metropolitana), Los Andes (Primera B metropolitana), El Linqueño (Argentino B) and Atlanta (Primera B metropolitana).
The defender is the third signing of the season for el Azzurro, who has already signed Jonathan Soria (from Fenix) and Armenio former striker Javier Molina.
Featured photo courtesy of Vanesa Crisostomo – Prensa Club Atlético Atlanta
Nicolás López Macri becomes a Sportivo Belgrano player Next Post:
Julio Serrano signs for Atlanta