Ruben Olivera Set For Penarol Return

The midfielder announced that he will play for Los Aurinegros this season...
Ruben Olivera affirmed that he will sign for Penarol in the next few days, after coming to a verbal agreement with the club on Friday.

The midfielder spoke to Penarol president Juan Pedro Damiani, and told him that he would arrive in Montevideo on Sunday to sign his contract with the club.

Olivera, 26, briefly played for Penarol in 2008, and his impressive performances meant that the club showed an interest in him again this year.

Since moving to Europe with Juventus from Danubio in 2003, the attacker has been loaned out to Atletico Madrid, Sampdoria, Penarol and Genoa.

The former Uruguayan international is a quality player, but even if he has tremendous potential he could never really earn himself a permanent first team place at a Serie A club.

With the possibility to be loaned out to yet another Italian club, Olivera decided that his best option would be to return to Penarol. Olivera will sign a one-year deal with the club.

The Uruguayan heavyweights have struggled a great deal in recent years, but have invested in a number of high-quality reinforcements this season.

Gregory Sica, Goal.com