After leaving Santos in 2020 to live the adventure of the Old Continent with Genk from Belgium, the defender of Mexico, Gerardo Arteaga, returned to Liga MX, but he would not do it with the Albiverdes or the América he wanted; he was created in Rayados.
Therefore, this element arrived in Monterrey on the evening of this Monday, which will be presented on Tuesday by BBVA as a new player in the gang.
Why did you leave Europe?
When he arrived at the airport in Monterrey, Gerardo Arteaga was questioned by the press. He was asked the reason for leaving Europe and coming to Liga MX when he was young to continue the challenge of succeeding in the Old Continent.
The defender pointed out that it was not an easy decision, but at the same time, he considered that it was not wrong to accept the proposal of Rayados, whom he considered to be a great team since he was in the region.
“Why not? For me, Rayados is a very big team here in Mexico and I was allowed to go so why not accept it? It is difficult, as is the decision to come here. Of course, it is not easy, I talked about it with my family, but I’m very happy to have arrived in Mexico.”
“I think so, I decided to come today, and, why not? Monterrey is a very good team; I don’t see it as a bad, bad decision.”
In the same way, Arteaga explained the reason why he is now in Rayados and not in América or Santos: teams that want to bring him home. He even mentioned Chivas, but it was revealed that none of them wanted to pay the 7 million dollars to Genk.
“Because I think it was Rayados who negotiated with me from the beginning, I have known Rayados since I was a Santos, I think he is a rival that I love and above all, the city as well. “
Arteaga added that he is very good in physical and football terms, so he can debut if coach Fernando Ortiz decides, in the same way, that he can debut as an albiazul next week against América in Azteca.