Transfer Rumours: Santiago Cordero's future reportedly sorted - Ruck

Transfer Rumours: Santiago Cordero’s future reportedly sorted

Argentina back Santiago Cordero has reportedly signed a two-year extension with Exeter Chiefs, according to Rugby Inside Line. 

The 24-year-old, who can play either wing or full-back, joined Chiefs on a deal until the end of the season in January and has quickly established himself as a fan favourite at Sandy Park.

Capped 33 times by the Pumas, he had been with his country’s sole Super Rugby side Jaguares since 2016.

Explaining the reasons behind his move to the Independent, Cordero, who speaks excellent English, said: “I just wanted a change in my life and a new experience. I was traveling non-stop since 2012, always playing with Argentina and the Jaguares and never settling anywhere.

“Last year I wasn’t playing much for Argentina so I decided to start looking for a place where I can stay for a long time and just concentrate on rugby and being a better player.

“I only started one game for the Pumas in 2017 and came from the bench in two other matches, and then in November I came to Europe but didn’t play at all.

“It was frustrating for me in my head so I decided to try and have a better life, with not the same travelling.

“Of course the Jaguares wanted me to stay in Buenos Aires but I wanted a better quality of life. It’s currently a law that players outside Argentina can’t play for the Pumas, but that’s a risk I had to take and I just want to move on now and grow as a rugby player.”

DID YOU KNOW: He played one match in the 2013 End-of-year rugby union test for the Barbarians against Fiji
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