Official: Borja and Cabrera loaned out

Both players will ply their trade in Spain's second division

Borja joins Murcia on loan(

Borja joins Murcia on loan

On the last day of the transfer window, youngsters Borja González and Leandro Cabrera were loaned out to Real Murcia and Numancia, respectively.

At Atlético, the chances of being handed playing time were slim for the duo, who will now likely see plenty of action in la Liga Adelante.

Young striker Borja was expected to stay with Atleti this season, but after the arrival of Adrián, Falcao and Pizzi it was decided the canterano would be loaned out.

We sincerely hope Borja will manage to stay fit an entire season and fulfill some of the potential he showed earlier in his career in Atleti’s cantera and for Spanish youth selections.

Leandro Cabrera was no longer part of the first team setup. The left-footed defender featured in the U-20 World Cup for Uruguay last month and has been on vacation since while his agent was trying to resolve his future.

Lele does not hold a European passport which ruled him out for a spot in the first team and also prevents him from playing for Atlético B.

The 20-year-old, who joined from Defensor Sporting in 2009, played on loan at Recreativo de Huelva last season where he made eleven appearances.

Atlético also announced that Júlio Alves, a Portuguese winger and U-20 international signed from Rio Ave this summer, has been sold to Besiktas without ever having played for los Rojiblancos.

Alves, one of Jorge Mendes’ protégé’s, was signed for an estimated fee of €2.5 million and on the final day of the transfer window 50 per cent of his rights were transferred to another of Mendes’ favorite clubs.

Besiktas will reportedly pay €350,000 per year for half of Alves’ transfer rights for a total of four years.

  • 92

    I hope this doesn’t discourages Borja, as I think he was pretty exciting to be part of the first team, hopefully he gets plenty of time to fulfill his potential like this article says with Murcia, as most of us have so much faith in him, Murcia better take good care of him.

    As for Cabrera I hope he gets playing time at Numancia like he did when he was on loan at Recre, he is still a promise, but I think a move to Defensor wouldn’t not been, anyways, good luck Borja and Leandro Cabrera!, I’m sure you guys will do great, hopefully you can help your teams get promoted, again good luck guys!.

  • ali_

    i have a feeling that borja will never made the first 11 at atleti.

  • 7th

    @ali_ maybe, but lets have a faith in him. indeed, most loanies dont come back unless they are sold.

    though i think it might be better if he was loaned to a team that play in the same league. premeir league.

  • 92

    @ali_, so you’re saying Borja is not gonna make it in a top flight league?, so if he never mades the first 11 in Atleti, in which team he is gonna be in the first 11 according to you?

    @7th what are you talking about?, if he would have loaned to another team in the same league, that would’ve been La Liga, not the Premier because Atleti plays in Spain not England.

  • starvs

    Huh? Atleti is playing in Spain this year? I always prefer the years that they play in England, competition is much higher all around. When do they announce what league Atleti is playing in each year?

  • 92

    what the heck are you talking about?, you think you’re pretty funny?, huh, get out of here.

  • ali_


    i think he will walk germán pachecos way. everybody sayin
    that he is a big talent, etc. but he gonna be always loaned out to 2nd divison teams. in the end he will go for free to greece, turkey, segunda or sth.

  • 92

    @ali_, oh man, c’mon, don’t tell me that, I have all my faith in Borja, he has been doing good in the youths of Atletico and Spain, he wants with all his heart to play for Atletico and suceed, so why you think he is not gonna make it for Atleti?, is it a lack of skills or he is just not good enough?, I suppose you have an specific reason why you think he is not gonna make it. About Pacheco, he still is a big talent, he just didn’t had the confidence from Abel Resino and Quique, remember 2009 Emirates cup, he looked pretty good, also, German Pacheco didn’t even played for Atletico B, he was loaned to Independiente and Gimnasia, he should have played in the B team, we just didn’t gave him enough chances.

  • ali_

    i have a lot of faith in borja. but its really dissapoitin to see how we treat our canteranos. camacho? imo camacho was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay bigger talent then borja. and what happened with him? nothin. i hope borja will made it but i hardly doubt it. and btw i think pacheco was better then borja. lets hope im wrong bout borja.