ᑕ❶ᑐ Palmeiras announce the signing of midfielder Richard Ríos

O Palm trees agreed this Tuesday (28) to hire the midfielder Richard Rioswho competed in the Paulista Championship from 2023 by Guarani. The 22-year-old Colombian has signed a contract until December 2025, with the option of a one-season extension.

« I’m happy to be at a club as big as Palmeiras. This is a team that has stood out a lot in national and international competitions. I was impressed by the structure, which gives all the support to the athletes,” said the midfielder, born in Medellín.

Rios went through the base of the flamenco, where he played for the under-20 category, in 2018, having distinguished himself for the national futsal team. He played seven games for the professional team in 2020 and, the following year, was loaned to Mazatlan, you Mexico. In 2022, he will be transferred to Guarani, for the next stage of the B series of the Brazilian Championship.

“My trajectory is a bit atypical. I played futsal until I was 18 and stood out with the Colombian national team in a championship in Rio de Janeiro. Then I had the opportunity to come to Brazil and I was able to stand out too. I had a short stint in Mexico and, coming back from there, I went to Guarani, I played in Serie B last year and I had a good campaign in Paulista this year. .

At this year’s state championship, the midfielder provided the spotlight for his versatility: he scored two goals, provided one assist and was one of the tournament leaders in tackles and key passes (which is usually a but situation).

“My goal was to have a good campaign at Paulista, but unfortunately we didn’t take the next step. I’m glad Palmeiras watched me and saw my style of play,” he commented.

Ríos will be the 2nd Colombia in the team, joining Atuestaand the 10th in Palestinian history – the previous eight were Rincón, Lozano, Asprilla, Muñoz, Armero, Mina, Borja and Angulo, who is loaned to City of Orlandoof the budget university.

« It’s always good to have responsibilities in your job, because you do things well. I’m happy to carry on this legacy that the Colombians have left to the club. It will be an honor to be able to work with Atuesta as well. Maintaining the it’s about doing things in the best possible way. « Path and leave the doors open for other Colombians in the future, » said the athlete, who defined the affection of alviverde fans as a crucial factor for his room.

“Since the rumors started, I have been very happy. I got a lot of messages on social media, a lot of calls – I don’t know how they got to my phone (laughs). This affection is always very important for the player to feel welcome. . After that, I wanted to come to Palmeiras even more. I hope to return it in training and in matches in the best way,” he concluded.

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