Argentine striker Franco Di Santo has finally made his first start for new club San Lorenzo in his native Argentina after a long wait.

The 31-year-old has made a slow start to his career at San Lorenzo after injury deprived him of the opportunity to start his career at the club with a bang. Franco Di Santo signed for San Lorenzo on a free transfer in July after leaving Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian league and he had to wait till November to make his first appearance for his new team due to the aforementioned injury.
Franco Di Santo made his San Lorenzo debut as a substitute for the younger Mariano Peralta at the start of the second half during the league game between hosts San Lorenzo and Argentinos Juniors. Angel Romero scored and assisted a goal as San Lorenzo won 2-0. Mariano Peralta was subbed off again at the start of the second half of the next game to pave the way for Franco Di Santo to make his second appearance in San Lorenzo colours.
His second half introduction didn't do much for San Lorenzo as they played out a goalless draw with hosts Estudiantes. Franco Di Santo made his first start for San Lorenzo when they hosted Aldosivi in a game that ended goalless. The ex-Werder Bremen and Wigan Athletic player was on for the entire duration.



Argentine international Franco Di Santo still has his eyes set on a return to European football.

Di Santo, 31, spent over a decade in European football before he returned to South America in 2019. The striker signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and went on to score seven goals in 33 appearances for the Serie A outfit in his lone season at the club.

In the latter stages of his career as an Atletico Mineiro player, Franco Di Santo confirmed to reporters that he wants a return to European football.

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San Lorenzo have announced that they have managed to sign Franco di Santo, who is known for his time with the likes of Chelsea, Werder Bremen, and many top clubs across Europe. However, this will be the first time the Argentine striker gets to experience football in his home country. After coming through the ranks atAudax Italiano,di Santo was signed by Chelsea when he was still a teenager. Immediately after joining the West London outfit, he was loaned out to different clubs like Blackburn where he had decent impact.

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