Official: Marcos ACUNA to join SPORTING CP


It is now official: Marcos ACUNA of Racing Club has been sold to the Portuguese first division team SPORTING CP for 8 million euros.

He will join his Argentina compatriot Alan RUIZ. As we know, ACUNA was selected by coach Jorge SAMPAOLI in the coach’s first two friendly matches. He was also previously selected by Edgardo BAUZA for two World Cup qualifier matches vs Brazil and Colombia back in October 2016. He will surely need to maintain a high level of football in order to continue being called up by SAMPAOLI. This will be his first time playing in Europe. All the best to “El Huevo”.



  1. As I said before, hope to see him along Battaglia and Alan Ruiz.
    Now Sampaoli will have Sporting under eye hence I hope also Battaglia step closer of NT.

    • Sporting Coach Jesus is fond of Argentine players. He signed a lot of them during his time with Benfica, and he made Benfica the dominant force again in Portugal.
      Now at Sporting, his first 2 Argentines were not a hit. Meli has returned to Argentina, while Alan Ruiz will be sold if there is a willing buyer.
      So, now he has moved onto to snap up Acuna and he has already signed Battaglia on loan. Jonathan Silva on loan at Boca could also return. He will continue to sign Argentines and we only hope they turn out to be big hits just like the Argentines at Benfica were during his time there.
      racing have moved quickly to replace Acuna. They have signed 18-year old Martin Ojeda from Ferro (I think they signed Acuna from there too).

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