Se ended one of the summer soap operas in Elche code. Darío Benedetto will play for the franjiverde team. The Argentine forward arrives at the club from Elche on loan, but with a purchase option at the end of the season. The ‘Pipa’ is a partner of Christian Bragarnik in the company that holds the majority shareholding in Elche. In addition, the owner of the Martínez Valero entity is the representative of the South American tip.
Darío Benedetto (Berazategui, Argentina, 05/17/1990) arrives at Elche from Olympique de Marseille. Last season he played 32 league games with the French club, scoring five goals and giving three assists. In the 2019-2020 season, also at Olympique de Marseille, he scored eleven goals in 26 league games. The ‘Pipa’ will live his second experience in European football.
Benedetto has played in Argentina at Arsenal de Sarandí, Defensa y Justicia, Gimanisia y Esgrima and Boca Juniors. The South American player has also been to clubs in Mexico. In addition, he has been an absolute international with Argentina on five occasions. Two years ago, Olympique de Marseille paid Boca Juniors 14 million euros for their signing.
The name of Darío Benedetto has been linked to Elche since the summer transfer market opened. However, it has not been the only club with which he has been associated. In recent weeks, Real Betis had also been interested in the signing of ‘Pipa’. Even in Brazil it had been rumored that São Paulo also wanted the forward.
The good relationship between Christian Bragarnik and Darío Benedetto has been key for the operation to come to fruition. The South American attacker completes the lead of the team led by Fran Escribá. He will compete with Lucas Boyé, Pere Milla and Guido Carrillo.
Benedetto, ready to debut
The ‘Pipa’ arrives in shape to Elche after having done the preseason with Olympique de Marseille. He has participated in several friendly engagements with the French team. What’s more, last Sunday he played 25 minutes in the first league match of the French team. He was a substitute, but he jumped onto the pitch in the second half of the match against Girondins.
Benedetto It is the sixth signing of Elche in this summer market. Before, the franjiverde entity had incorporated Pedro Bigas, Enzo Roco, Kiko Casilla, Antonio Barragán and Johan Mojica. There are still almost two weeks until the blind is lowered to the market and the Martínez Valero club continues to specify the arrival of two or three players. The main objective is strengthen the spinal cord.