Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marcos Javier Acuña to the club, from Sporting Clube de Portugal. The player arrived in Sevilla on Sunday and, on Monday morning, he passed his medical and signed a four-year contract. Tonight, he will link up with his teammates in Algorfa. Born in the Argentine city of Zapala, in the province of Neuquén, 28 years ago (28/10/1991), the left back has been capped by his national team on 27 occasions. After taking his first steps in local football, Acuña joined the lower age groups at Ferrocarril Oeste, where he began to stand out and made his first appearance in the Argentine Primera B Division.
MARCOS ACUÑA SIGNS ON A FOUR-YEAR DEAL
In the 2014/15 season, after 117 appearances at Ferrocarril Oeste, he joined Racing Club de Avellaneda, where he played for the next three seasons. In his debut season, he played in the Torneo de Transición, which his Racing side won, ending a 13-year wait for a title. He scored twice in his 15 appearances in the tournament. The following season, he featured in 27 league matches, scoring on four occasions, as Racing reached the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores. In the 2016 campaign, the final season of the Torneo de Transición, he played ten times in the league and ten times in the Copa Libertadores, with two goals and three assists in all competitions.
In his third and final season at Racing, Acuña played in the Copa Sudamericana, but his side were beaten by Libertad from Paraguay in the quarter finals. He stood out in the league, scoring nine goals and setting up a further twelve in his 25 appearances, which helped him to make his jump into European football. Sporting de Portugal signed him up ahead of the 2017/18, where he would make his UEFA Champions League debut. In Liga NOS, he made 31 appearances, adding four goals and five assists. He also won the Portuguese League Cup that season.
The following season, he began to take a step forward in Lisbon. As well as another Portuguese League Cup win, he also won the Portuguese Cup alongside Nemanja Gudelj. He also scored once and set up nine goals in his 30 league appearances. He also featured strongly last season, making 24 appearances in Liga Nos, with two goals and one assist, but his side were knocked out in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 by Istanbul Basaksehir. He also played in the latter phases of the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Argentina, and in the 2019 Copa América in Brazil.