Friday, February 3, 2017

Álvaro González joins Nacional on two-year deal

Álvaro González returns home. On Friday, the midfielder signed a two-year contract with his former club Nacional. Back in 2009/10, "Tata" already played for the Tricolor

Álvaro González signs his new contract (Photo:
González arrived a couple of days ago to meet with the club officials. Those included José Luis Rodríguez, Heber Lambert, Dr. Pablo Durán and Alejandro Lembo. Especially Rodríguez made clear right away that he was optimistic to sign the player. As it turns out, he was fully correct and got the two-year deal on paper only hours later. 

For those that have for some reason never seen him play, here is the kind of player he is. As a very flexible midfielder, his main strengths are of a defensive nature. He is strong physically, very determined, good at winning back balls. However, his deliveries should also be noticeable, particularly in a less strong league such as Uruguay's. Lastly, he adds character and winning spirit to a group that has already won the Apertura title quite comfortably in the end. 

The player himself is happy to return to his former club. In the aforementioned 09/10 season, González featured in 29 league games and another eight internationally. In the process, he scored three goals against Atenas, Fénix and Danubio. At the end of the successful season, the Uruguayan joined Lazio Roma and stayed in Italy's capital for six years, aside from loan spells to Torino and Atlas in Mexico. 

From 2006 onwards, he also defended the colours of the Celeste. In 66 games, he could celebrate about a goal on three occasions. Three Copa América tournaments (and a title in 2011), a World Cup (2014) and a Confederations Cup appearance (2013) later, Nacional have got him back home. 


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