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Atlético Ottawa signs Torres on loan for the 2024 season from Villarreal

In a massive Soccerlude 2024 surprise, Atlético Ottawa is delighted to announce that the club has secured the loan signing of the promising Ecuadorian talent, Liberman Torres, from Spanish side Villarreal CF B.

Torres, 21, boasts an impressive background, having developed his skills in the academy of Ecuadorian top-flight side Independiente del Valle. His breakthrough came in 2020 when he made an appearance for Independiente’s first-team squad before earning more game time with Independiente’s under-20 side during their U20 Copa Libertadores campaign in 2022. His journey led him to Villarreal CF B in August of the same year, with a recent loan spell at Recreativo de Huelva.

Atlético Ottawa’s CEO, Fernando López, expressed enthusiasm about the new addition to the squad, stating, “Liberman Torres is an exciting addition to our roster, and we are delighted to have him join Atlético Ottawa for the 2024 CPL season. Torres is a versatile defensive player, who is physically strong and good on the ball, allowing us to use him both as a central defender and a defensive midfielder. We believe he will contribute immensely to our ambitions for the upcoming season.”

Liberman Torres in action for Villarreal CF B (Photo credit: Villarreal CF)

This transfer marks the first collaboration between Atlético Ottawa and Villarreal, demonstrating the club’s commitment to forging strong ties between the Canadian Premier League and European soccer powerhouses.

Liberman Torres, speaking about his move, expressed his excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of Atlético Ottawa and the Canadian Premier League for the 2024 season. I see this as a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the growth of soccer in Canada, get more professional minutes, and showcase what I can bring to a team in a new and exciting environment. I am grateful to both Atlético Ottawa and Villarreal for making this loan move possible.”

As the name Torres dons the colours of Atlético Ottawa for the upcoming season, anticipation is sure to grow among fans to witness his impact on the pitch and the valuable experience he brings from his time with Villarreal CF B. The unexpected addition promises to add depth and versatility to Atlético Ottawa’s defensive lineup, both in midfield and the heart of the defence, setting the stage for another exhilarating CPL season at TD Place.


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