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From greengrocer to Racing suitor: Who is Adrián Fernández, the jewel of San Telmo?

From greengrocer to Racing suitor: Who is Adrián Fernández, the jewel of San Telmo?

The midfielder Adrián Fernández, the jewel of San Telmo, the revelation of this season in the Primera Nacional, is wanted by Racing and several clubs in the Professional League and has a surprising history of improvement to reach this point in his career.

Born on May 20, 2001 in the La Saladita neighborhood of Sarandí, the 23-year-old has long been standing out as a different player within the second category of Argentine soccer and, this season with San Telmo, he is dazzling all with 17 games out of 19 possible in the back and 4 goals to his credit.

The midfielder of the Primera Nacional’s revelation team began his relationship with the ball at the age of three, but it was at 17 when he approached the “Candombero”, purely by chance, and ended up entering the Sixth.

Before his first steps in the Isla Maciel club, Fernandez He worked in the business that the family had in Villa Tranquila and that was where he worked in different roles in the business: “I always went to give a hand to my aunt. Thanks to that I was able to learn what it is to be a butcher, a greengrocer, a stocker, a grocer. and I had a very nice experience.”

In the Sixth Division he played around 10 games and was immediately promoted to Reserve. A year later, in 2021 and he stepped down as Technical Director of Pablo Frontinimade his professional debut with the San Telmo shirt in the victory against Villa Dálmine for the seventh round of the Primera Nacional.

Three months after that first step in the Primera de San Telmo, he was loaned to Colegiales where he spent a year and a half until the end of 2022. In Munro’s club he played 33 games and scored his first professional goal in the 2-1 victory. against Defensores Unidos de Zárate for date 15 of the Primera B Metropolitana Clausura Tournament.

Upon his return to the Maciel Island club, the player was not going to be considered but he began to gain ground and today he is one of the figures of the “Candombero”, which is one point behind the leader Colón de Santa Fe: he played 17 games and he scored four goals.

For his game, Fernandez He is compared to Juan Román Riquelme because he is very skilled with the ball, he likes to step on the ball and defend himself from marks with similar movements, with hips and arms taking advantage of his large build to avoid being displaced.

The midfielder has a contract until December 2025 with San Telmo and he had great possibilities of going to Defense and Justice and Godoy Cruz of Mendoza in the last transfer market. For this next transfer window, Racing was the most interested in hiring the footballer, but Huracán, Lanús and even Boca are also following closely.

Source: Ambito

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