Pumas signs Cristian Battocchio, Italian-Argentine with experience in Europe and Asia

‘Chucho’ Ramírez made it clear that the new player arrives to cover the loss of Juan Pablo Vigón, who left for Tigres

Cristian Battocchio was presented as the last reinforcement of Cougars, whereupon the varsity team closes its campus for the Opening 2021. The Italian-Argentine plays as a midfielder and is the last piece that was missing from Andrés Lillini’s scheme.

Through a video on their Twitter account, the auriazul team welcomed the player who has had experience in Europe and Asia, in addition to showing that he will use the number 22 for this semester.

“Welcome to the puma family, Battocchio! To represent the auriazul colors #ComoDebeSer, with the claw and dedication that represent you. You are already home!”, They wrote in the official auriazul account.

Minutes later, he was introduced by Leopoldo Silva, club president, and Jesús Ramírez, sports president of the feline painting. Both managers praised its technical conditions and ‘Chucho’ Ramírez made it clear that he is coming to cover the loss of Juan Pablo Vigón, who left for Tigres.

“When Vigón left, the board of directors and the coaching staff defined Cristian’s arrival by his qualities, a good passer and construction of the game. He will adapt very quickly to Andrés’ scheme. We wish you success,” said Ramírez.

Meanwhile, the Argentine midfielder said that he always wanted to come to Mexico and that he has known Pumas from before by players such as Mauro Formica or Ignacio Scocco, in addition to listing his technical qualities to convince the Puma fan.

“I follow soccer because I have friends who played here like ‘Gato’ Formica or ‘Nacho’ Scocco, but I was always interested. I never had the opportunity to come and today I am grateful for the opportunity,” he said.

“I hope to be able to help the team technically. To adapt to Andrés’ game, it is a team that presses and I feel identified with that football. The game with the ball at the feet, the last pass, control of the ball, shot outside the area I hope to score goals and that’s a bit of that. “

Battocchio He arrives for a year and the only thing he needs so that he can be on the bench in this Sunday’s game against Atlas It is the transfer, which has not yet been sent by Tokushima Vortis in Japan, where he had his last adventure, however, he already has a work visa.