Gastón Silva was presented this Wednesday as a new Huesca player, who a few weeks ago achieved promotion to the Spanish First Division. The Uruguayan defender thanked the opportunity and briefly mentioned how his situation with Independiente is.
The Salta trained in the Defensor Sporting youth team first thanked him for the opportunity the Spanish club gave him: “I am grateful to Rubén (García, sports director) and the club for opening these doors for me. Going back to football, competing and doing it in a league as important as Spain is a great joy, we will try to do the best for the club ”.
At the press conference, Silva was asked about his situation with Independiente, a club with which he currently has a legal dispute: “The previous club has said things that are not true, I feel calm; with my family, with my lawyers and those around me we did everything right to try to do the right thing. That issue is with the lawyers, I am focused on Huesca, it is a joy and pride to be able to return to football and defend this shirt that opened the doors for me ”.
The defender had made a public letter at the end of July stating that ‘Independiente did not comply with the agreed economic commitments’ and that the Argentine club by initiating a counterclaim for 8 million dollars intends to’ generate fear in the clubs that may be interested in hire me; market terrorism ‘.
Trying to focus on his new team, the 26-year-old defender commented this Wednesday about what he can contribute to Huesca: “I will try to provide firmness to the defense, and I will try to give my experience to the team, in the air game I feel good” . Silva said he can also lend a hand as a left back, a position where he has played an important part of his career.
“The club opened the doors for me at a not so easy time, the league is also very important, those things opened my head and made me get here today,” he said regarding what aspects were the main ones to make the decision to join to the azulgrana.
Huesca will officially debut in La Liga 2020/21 this coming Sunday when they visit Villarreal for the first date. “You have the need to play, you will always want to be on the court, but it will depend on the decision of the coach,” said the Uruguayan about the possibility of being available this weekend, a question that will be almost impossible beyond the desire of the defender who signed a contract until June 2021.
Silva already played in the Spanish First Division in the 2016/17 season defending the Granada shirt. Huesca will be the fifth club in the career of the left-handed central marker who formed, debuted and played three seasons in Defensor, then he spent two years in Torino (2014/15 and 2015/16) after the aforementioned season in Granada and arrived at Independiente in August 2017.