Getafe have officially completed the signing of Jorge Cuenca from Villarreal on loan until the end of the season. The Spaniard ‘smove to Getafe does not have an option or an obligation to buy. The defender moves out on loan for the second consecutive season after joining Villarreal from Barcelona last year.
Getafe Announce the Signing of Jorge Cuenca
Getafe have added Jorge Cuenca on loan from Villarreal to bolster their defence. The Azulones had been in search of a centre back this summer. The departure of Xabi Etxeita on a free transfer to Eibar and the return of Sofian Chakla to Villarreal had left Getafe short in the central defensive department. Getafe had the seventh-best defensive record in La Liga season, but this season has seen the Azulones lose all three of their opening fixtures, conceding four goals.
A graduate of the Alcorcon academy, Cuenca made his professional debut for the Madrid side in 2017. He was the youngest player to debut for the club at the age of 17. The defender caught the eye of Barcelona and moved to the Catalan capital just a year after making his professional debut.
Cuenca joined Barcelona reserves following his move to the club. The defender was a regular in the reserves squad before making his Barcelona debut in 2018. However, the Spaniard’s position down the pecking order saw the defender join Villarreal last year.
Cuenca moved out on loan to Almeria last season after signing for the Yellow Submarine. He was a key player for Almeria last season, making 37 appearances and scoring three goals. Despite an impressive season, Cuenca failed to guide Almeria back into La Liga and end half a decade long stay in the Segunda division.
A regular in the Spanish U21 squad, Cuenca has represented the squad ten times since making his debut in 2019.