Official: Santos returns to Leganés on loan with purchase option

Leganés made official early in the afternoon the return of Uruguayan striker Michael Santos on loan from Copenhagen. Although neither club has communicated it, the agreement for the striker includes an option to mandatory purchase in case of promotion to First of between 1.2 and 1.5 million euros, slightly less than the 2 million euros that the Danish team paid Malaga a year ago for its acquisition.

Santos will join the rest of his teammates tomorrow on their return to work could be available to be called up on Sunday (12:00) against Lugo. His signing will help shore up a forward that was lacking dynamite until a few days ago. The reinforcements of Borja Bastón and Santos himself would serve to shield this position that Martí considers basic.

In Denmark, the departure of a Santos who landed yesterday in the capital to pass the medical tests with Leganés was already taken for granted. Solbaken, coach of Copenhagen, confirmed yesterday the departure of the ram. “Yes, it is in Spain already“He commented. He also revealed that it is a transfer with a purchase option. In the Danes' statement, the coach affirms that with the latest reinforcements from his club Santos would have” a smaller role “, which has prompted his departure.

Santos will play for the second time in Butarque after he already wore the laurel shield during the 2018-2019 season, under the command of Mauricio Pellegrino. At that time it was Malaga who gave him on loan to the pepineros, although his performance was far from what was expected. He only managed one goal in the 16 games he played, although, yes, it was a historic goal: against Getafe in the derby that Leganés beat the Azulones 0-2 at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, the only cucumber victory against him eternal rival in the First Division.