Cruz Azul has struggled to finalize signings for the 2022 Opening of Liga MX. However, it seems that the cement club is close to confirming its first contract of the summer: Bruno Méndez. The promising 22-year-old central defender, according to various journalistic reports, is close to being confirmed as a Celeste Machine player.
These are five things you didn’t know about Bruno Méndez, the Corinthians player who is close to reaching Cruz Azul:
The central defender was born in Montevideo on September 10, 1999. The footballer left the basic forces of Montevideo Wanderers, a club in which he played just 27 games in the highest category.
Bruno Méndez left Uruguayan soccer at the beginning of 2019 heading to Brazil. The young defender was signed by Corinthians, a team with which he played 38 games. In mid-2021 he was loaned to Internacional de Porto Alegre, where he has found the best version of himself and played 47 games.
Bruno Méndez has been part of the Uruguayan national team, both in minor and major categories. With the senior team he made his debut in November 2018. On that date, FIFA played the full games in the defeats against Brazil and France. He is considered by Diego Alonso in the calls.
In Inter de Porto Alegre they were delighted with the performance of the central Uruguayan and made an economic effort to buy his letter, but they could not reach an agreement with the Corinthians board. Now everything indicates that he will be a Cruz Azul player. Through their networks, Inter indicated that they would miss Méndez and thanked him for delivering him.
After his debut in the senior team, Óscar Washington Tabarez said the following about the defender: “Bruno Méndez was an absolute debutante, captain of the sub 20, he showed things typical of those talents who seem to have more years than they have lived. He shows a paste, a level of experience that does not match the short time of his development in football”.