Red Bull Salzburg continue their preparations for the 2021-22 season with the signing of 22-year old Boca Juniors midfielder Nico Capaldo. The versatile defensive player has patrolled the midfield as well as play right-back in recent history in Argentina.
"We have been monitoring Nicolas for a while," said Sporting Director Christoph Freund. "With the way he plays football, he really suits our style and I expect it won't take him long to settle. He can play in various defensive positions, but we see him being used for us in midfield mostly."
Capaldo joined Boca Juniors as a youth player in 2015 and made his first team debut in 2019. With the club he played in 36 games and won Primera Division title in 2019-20. He has also made appearances for the U23 Argentine National team, scoring a goal against Brazil.
"I am in Europe for the first time and I find it very exciting," said Capaldo. "It's a big step into a new world of football for me, and I am really looking forward to it already. I will invest all my efforts and do everything I can to bring FC Red Bull Salzburg build on their success in recent years."