a young globetrotter who has been an absolute international
The Spanish will make the incorporation of Álvaro Fernández official this Wednesday. This goalkeeper arrives endorsed by having been international with Spain in several categories, including the absolute, and having carried out a great campaign in Second division with the SD Huesca. Now, the Riojan’s challenge will be to try to become the undisputed starter in the elite for the first time in his career. Until now, he has had to share his place in the eleven or has been a substitute in the two campaigns that he has played in the top flight. Surely, the new goalkeeper of the ETS do not be afraid to face this new stage because you are very used to changes. At 24 years old, the goalkeeper has played in seven entities and in three different countries.
Alvaro Fernandez He trained as a footballer in the lower categories of the club in his city, the Arnedo. The goalkeeper made his debut with the club’s first team in Third division in 2013, when he was only fifteen years old. Once that season ended, the man from La Rioja signed for Osasuna to play with the youth. In his first season with the Navarre team, he played seven duels with the red team. The goalkeeper had a record for the Pamplona second team between 2015 and 2017, a time in which he alternated his presence in the eleven with other goalkeepers. His performance with the second Navarrese team in Third division first and in Second B later it allowed him to be international with Spain in the sub-18, sub-19 and sub-20 categories.
The new player of Spanish came to debut in First division with the Osasuna in 2016. The Arnedano played the second part of a visit by the Navarrese to Villarreal CF. Alvaro Fernandez entered the field of play at half-time when the score was 3-1 and managed to finish his first participation in the elite without conceding a goal. However, the rojillos ended up losing by the same score.
In the summer of 2017, the player from La Rioja signed for Monaco to be part of the subsidiary of this club, which played in the French fourth division. Alvaro Fernandez He did not manage to have much continuity in the French team and, a year after his arrival, he was transferred to Extremadura UDof Second division. On his return to Spain, the goalkeeper began assuming the role of substitute Manuel Garcia. However, he managed to earn a place in the eleven midway through the season and went on to play 18 games. The protagonism of the meta ended when the Extremaduran club signed Thorny Chaste in winter, who ended up being the starting goalkeeper that season.
Once his assignment ended in the Extremadura UD, Alvaro Fernandez signed for the SD Huesca. The Aragonese team had just gone down to Second division and chose this footballer to be the guardian of his goal in the fight to return to the elite. The Riojan managed to be the undisputed starter throughout the course and was a key piece for the Huesca to return to Firstsince he received only 35 goals in 36 games.
When the SD Huesca returned to the highest category, signed Andres Fernandez to compete for ownership with the new player of the Spanish. The fight for the position in eleven was very close, but Alvaro he would end up playing more than his counterpart by accumulating 22 participations, for 16 of his partner.
Alvaro Fernandez was a fixture in the calls for Spain under-21 during his stay in the SD Huesca. In fact, the goalkeeper came to play a friendly against Lithuania with the senior team in the summer of 2021. In that game, the U-21 players had to replace the members of the Luis Enrique, who were affected by an outbreak of COVID-19 that prevented them from playing the duel. That same summer, the Arnedano was summoned to dispute the Olympic Gamesalthough he did not get to play in this appointment.
After completing his Olympic experience last year, Alvaro Fernandez was ceded to Brentford English. The goal had to assume the role of substitute David Raya, a player who is an absolute international with Spain, and only played 16 duels in which he conceded 28 goals. The Riojan returned to SD Huesca during this summer to carry out the preseason under the orders of the ‘Cuckoo’ Zigandabut has not played any duel since his return to Aragonese lands.
Now, this goalkeeper arrives at the Spanish with the aim of establishing himself as a starter in First division. His debut could take place next Sunday at 4:15 p.m. against athletic club. You have to remember that Benjamin Lecomte, who has defended the perica goal in the first three days, will not be able to play this match due to suspension. So, Alvaro Fernandez may have his first opportunity to carve out a place for himself in the scheme of Diego Martinez.