Renzo Orihuela arrives at Palermo, all the stages of the South American up to the rosanero jersey

The market it will start on January 2 but, in fact, it never stops. Leandro Rinaudo, sporting director of Palermo, has in fact moved in advance and has already closed the first incoming trade. It’s about Renzo Orihuela, defender of Montevideo City. The second player who, after Claudio Gomes, comes directly from City Group. The formula is that of the loan with a renewal option.

Physically strong, 1.84 cm tall. Born in Salto, Uruguay. His dream? Become a professional soccer player and play the Copa Libertadores. For a South American it is the greatest aspiration. The whole process in the Nacional youth team, up to the first team. An important apprenticeship, never the longest step of the leg. Always in small steps. Sweat combined with sacrifice. And it is with the Montevideo first team that he manages to make his debut in the Copa Libertadores in the 2019-2020 season, collecting a total of 6 appearances in the competition.

In the 2020-2021 vintage, also thanks to some injuries, he did not find continuity and took the field only 7 times between Libertadores and Primeira Division Apertura. With the white and blue shirt, in total, 32 appearances and also 2 goals on the bulletin board. To find more space, he then moved on to Montevideo City, a team that is part of the great City Group Galaxy. Here, the explosion of the central defender. 42 appearances enriched by 3 goals. Leader on and off the field, at just 21 years old. Personality to spare, cold blood typical of South Americans. His natural role is central but if necessary he can also play right-back. Corini wanted him for his great flexibility as well as experience despite his very young age.

For him it will be a first time in Europe and in the Serie B championship. A new chapter in his short but already intense career. From Montevideo to Palermo: a good 10,815 km away, but also of courage. Corini will give him the necessary time to settle in, then he too will give his contribution.

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