WHAT HAPPENED TO FRANCO DI SANTO?

March 16th, 2022

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo arrived in the January window of the 2007/08 season with high expectations. At just 18 years old, Di Santo had the likes of Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester United interested in signing him. Chelsea secured him ahead of their Premier League rivals, but success never eventuated.


Before Chelsea

Making his senior debut in the Chilean Primera División with Audax Italiano aged 16, much was expected of Di Santo. In his first season, Di Santo had scored seven goals in 27 appearances, most of which were off the bench. His second season saw him play significantly more minutes, but again he scored seven goals.

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DI SANTO OFFERS BREMEN HELP

January 25th, 2022

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo has offered to help Werder Bremen in their quest to return to the German Bundesliga ahead of next season. Bremen were demoted from the Bundesliga to Bundesliga II at the end of last season and they are bidding to return to the competition after just one season in the second division as far as club football in Germany is concerned.

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Franco Di Santo offered to help Werder Bremen in an interview with Diechstube last month. According to him, he’s ready to play in the second division in the bid to get Bremen back to the top flight. The San Lorenzo striker won’t think twice about re-signing for Bremen if they need him.
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DI SANTO WISHES HE WAS PART OF ARGENTINA’S TITLE WINNERS

September 27th, 2021

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Following the recent achievement of the Argentina national team to win the COPA America title this year, a lot of current and past players of the Argentina national team have expressed their appreciation to captain Lionel Messi for helping the country get a silverware after several attempts in the past that proved fruitless. However, while all of them have expressed satisfaction after the players of the national team achieved the feat, some of their past players have been wishing that they were a part of the squad that clinched the title earlier this year, with some saying it would have meant the world to them had they been a part of the COPA America title-winning squad this year.

One of those players is Franco di Santo. The former Chelsea star, who currently plays for San Lorenzo at the moment, has not featured for Argentina since 2013 and there’s nothing else to blame but his inconsistencies and frequent battle for form and fitness in his career. After completing a £3.4 million move to English Premier League club Chelsea back in the summer transfer window of 2008,he found his way into the Blues first team following a short spell with the club’s reserve team. He was unable to establish himself in the first team at Stamford Bridge and was then allowed to leave the club some months later. Read the rest of this entry »

DI SANTO: BREMEN CAREER EXAMINED

August 3rd, 2021

Franco Di Santo became a Werder Bremen player shortly after he was released by English team Wigan Athletic. Argentine striker Franco Di Santo joined Werder Bremen on a free transfer on August 14, 2013 and he went on to pen a three-year deal with the German Bundesliga side.

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Di Santo made his Werder Bremen debut against Borussia Dortmund nine days after signing for the club. He was a substitute during the game which ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dortmund. He came on as a substitute for Austrian player Marko Arnautovic at the midway point of the second half.
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DI SANTO MISSES OUT ON WIN

June 16th, 2021

San Lorenzo striker Franco Di Santo was absent again as his Argentine team finished its 2021 Copa Sudamericana group stage campaign with a big win over Huachipato. Franco Di Santo has now missed the last two games through injury. He was also absent for the 2-0 away victory over 12 de Octubre in the penultimate group match for San Lorenzo in the competition.

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Former Wigan Athletic and Werder Bremen player Franco Di Santo didn’t feature for San Lorenzo who ended their Copa Sudamericana campaign with a 3-0 away win over Huachipato in Group A but the win was not enough to overhaul their opponents on the final group standings.
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COPA LIBERTADORES: DI SANTO ON TARGET

May 6th, 2021

Argentine striker Franco Di Santo was on target but it was not enough to see his club beyond the third round of the Copa Libertadores. He scored one of the goals for San Lorenzo in a 2-2 draw at the home of Brazilian top flight club Santos.

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Santos and San Lorenzo met over two legs in the third round of this year’s Copa Libertadores and it was the Brazilians who progressed to the next round at the end of proceedings. Santos took initiative of the tie with the 3-1 away win in the first leg.
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