Pulido reportedly set to join Elche on loan

The young central defender on the verge of move to Segunda División leaders


Pulido is after more playing time (Marca)

Atlético youth product and first team squad member Jorge Pulido may be joining Segunda División side Elche on loan through the end of the season shortly, with Marca claiming an agreement between the two clubs is practically a done deal.

The young central defender has made a total of seven appearances so far this season, starting in five Europa League games and two Copa del Rey clashes.

Fourth in the pecking order at his position behind Diego Godín, Miranda and Cata Díaz, the 21-year-old has spent the vast majority of the present campaign on the bench.

Should he make the move to the current leaders of the Spanish second tier, it is highly likely he will be handed much more playing time under the instruction of a familiar Rojiblanco face, Fran Escribá, former Atleti boss Quique Sánchez Flores’ second in command at Atlético.

Pulido had told AtléticoFans a little over a month ago that he was pleased with the minutes Diego Simeone was giving him, but with the upcoming knockout phases of the Europa League and Copa del Rey likely to be taken more seriously by ‘El Cholo’, the centre-back’s campaign in red and white was practically over, barring a slew of injuries.

  • starvs

    as long as we can call him back in event of emergency (knock on wood), seems like a good move for everyone

  • brendon

    That leaves us a little short on depth at the back, especially considering that in short time the accumulation of matches competing in three different competitions (especially given our favorable draws in both the Copa Del Rey and Europa League) is going to add up very quickly. We’ll see how things work out…

  • Martin Rosenow

    I agree, but keep in mind that Domingo Cisma can also play at centre-back. Not that it’s very reassuring.