AS is reporting that both Quique Sánchez Flores and the club directors feel that despite offers from several teams, it would be best to hold on to Jorge Pulido, the promising young defender.
Pulido’s recent performances in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship were widely praised. The 19 year old centre back is a fan favourite at the Calderón, and many are concerned that the signing of Diego Godín will impede his development.
Initially ahead of him in the pecking order are the Uruguayan, Domínguez, Perea and Juanito, though Jorge has a very realistic shot at quickly moving up the ranks. The coaching staff plans on granting him playing time in cup matches and perhaps in some Europa League games.
While it is almost a certainty that the young defender will not threaten Godín’s place in the starting eleven this forthcoming season, he will very likely play a key role in keeping the back line fresh, hopefully rotating with the World Cup semi-finalist and Pulido’s own cantera teammate, Álvaro Domínguez.