Exeter Chiefs have today confirmed the signing of Facundo Cordero, the younger brother of Santiago, on an initial one-year deal with the Premiership club.
On Thursday, Chiefs’ Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, teased the rugby fraternity when he said following the arrival of fellow newcomer, Jack Walsh, the following: “Jack isn’t the only newcomer coming in. Interestingly, we have another name who we will be announcing in a week or two’s time whose name will have everyone licking their lips.”
With speculation rife overnight, Baxter has today confirmed that the 21-year-old back will be arriving in Devon shortly.
“We’ve signed a young man by the name of Cordero – Facundo Cordero,” said Baxter. “He is Santi’s younger brother. I thought the name Cordero would excite a few people as Santi was a huge fans’ favourite. He was popular amongst the squad and played exceptionally well for us during his time here.Santiago Cordero proved a smash hit during his time with the Chiefs
“We are kind of hoping that his brother can now follow in his footsteps. Looking at him, he’s a little bit behind Santi in terms of his development, but hopefully what we’d like to see in the future is us having as much difficulty trying to keep hold of Facundo as we did with Santi because that is the quality of how he plays.”