As expected, Leandro Cabrera won’t be wearing the red-and-white shirt this season after Recreativo managed to wrap up a deal that will see him spend the season on loan with them.
Recreativo de Huelva’s official website announced today that the two clubs have reached an agreement by which the young Uruguayan defender will be loaned to Recreativo for the upcoming season. The player will be officially presented on Monday, but could make a debut for his new club this Saturday against Badajoz.
The announcement does not mention an option for Recre to purchase Cabrera, so we assume there isn’t.
If Lele doesn’t debut tomorrow, then he very well might against Atlético. Both teams participate in the Trofeo Colombino which is played next week.
Cabrera saw his playing time limited at the Vicente Calderón after making only four appearances for Atlético last season and will be hopeful of seeing a lot more action for El Decano in the Segunda División.
The Uruguayan’s departure partially solves Atlético’s problems, as it opens up a non-EU spot.
Cabrera most likely won’t be the last defender to leave this summer. As we reported earlier, centre back Juanito is being linked to both Levante and his former club Real Betis, and is the likeliest of candidates to follow Lele out.