A Venezuelan attacker will come to reinforce San Luis in Liga MX



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The Venezuelan winger Jhon Murillo was announced this Sunday as a new reinforcement of San Luis, Atlético de Madrid’s branch in Mexican soccer, for the Clausura 2022 tournament that began on January 6.

“Jhon Murillo is an offensive midfielder who has played for different clubs in the Venezuelan, Turkish and Portuguese league. He also has more than 30 games with the Venezuelan national team ”, San Luis boasted in a press release about his new signing.

Murillo, who played with his country’s team in the Copa América Brazil 2019, comes from the Portuguese Tondela with which He participated in 171 games in which he scored 21 goals and distributed 26 assists.

Last season, the right winger had three goals and five passes for goal in 19 games.

“Jhon will join the team in the next few days and will be presented to the media next week,” added San Luis in the statement.

In addition to Tondela, Jhon Murillo played for Turkish Kasimpasa and Zamora FC. With the selection of his country, the attacker accumulates 33 duels with four annotations.

The 26-year-old South American is a natural right winger, but it also has the versatility of covering the left wing.

Uruguayan coach Marcelo Méndez’s San Luis debuted last Thursday at the Clausura 2021 after losing 0-2 to Pachuca, So he is confident that the arrival of Murillo will strengthen his offensive.

In the past Opening 2021, San Luis finished in twelfth position in the table and was eliminated in the play-off by Santos Laguna. In addition, Méndez’s team finished the last tournament as the seventh worst attack with 19 goals in 17 games.

Méndez has an attack led by the Argentines Rubens Sambueza and Germán Berterame and the Uruguayan Facundo Waller.

Murillo will join his compatriots in the Mexican League Eduard Bello, from Mazatlán FC; Rómulo Otero, from Cruz Azul, and Fernando Aristeguieta, from Puebla.

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