After El Salvador's win over Mexico, three Salvadorian players have made their way to Mexican second-division side Leon.Inspired by El Salvador's 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Mexico, Primera A outfit Leon has acquired the services of three “Selecta” players in Christian Castillo, Rodolfo Zelaya, and Julio Martinez.
“They are the best that El Salvador has to offer,” confirmed Leon vice-president Salvador Necohea in a press conference. “We are building a strong team, we expect to ascend to first division this year, and I feel that they will help us achieve that objective which will also be a benefit to them because Leon is part of Primera A and that will help them get noticed by first division sides."
Martinez, the 23-year-old Isidro Metapan midfielder, opened the scoring against Mexico in the fourth-round Hexagonal qualifier. He will be joined by Alianza strikers Zelaya and Castillo who have become key players in the Salvadorian national team which is competing in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.
“They saw that taking all three players could be an advantage because of the quality they posses,” added Alianza president Lisandro Pohl. Originally Leon’s intention was to take Zelaya on loan but upon further negotiations with the Salvadorian club decided to take all three players.
“It was not a difficult negotiation,” added Pohl. “It was a positive reunion, the players will go on loan with a buyout clause,” concluded the Alianza president.
Joel Aceves, Goal.com
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