Marcos Angeleri has completed his move to Malaga and commented on the ‘big challenge’ that returning to Europe represents.
After cancelling his contract with Argentine club Estudiantes, the full-back yesterday completed a medical and put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Los Boquerones.
For the player it is a return to European shores on from an unsuccessful two-year spell in England with Sunderland.
“This is a big challenge for me. As soon as I knew I had the opportunity to join Malaga, I didn’t hesitate for a minute,” enthused Angeleri at his presentation.
“I’m not just referring to the upcoming season, but of the amazing things I’ve heard about this team from former Malaga players that have come to Argentina. This has been a great day and I’m determined to give my all to this team and fulfil the coaching team’s expectations. I’m looking forward to starting training as soon as possible and supporting the team as much as I can.”
The Italian-Argentinean-born 30-year-old is a full-back and winger and will be in competition this term with Jesus Gamez.
“I know Jesus Gamez. It’s always important to have a certain level of healthy competition within a club, and to have as many players as possible, as this really helps towards personal development.
“Gamez is a great player, and I’m here to do what I can to support the team. I can play as a right winger and in midfield, I’ve also played in a three-player line formation and on the left wing.
“I always concentrate on delivery and putting my heart and soul into every match. I believe I’m good at controlling the ball in the air, and also strong and quick on the pitch.”