Something saw Simeone in that 17-year-old youth, made him debut with the first of Racing de Avellaneda against Lanús. It must have been love at first sight, the coach left the team runner-up and embarked on the adventure they know in Atletico de Madrid, but would not forget Luciano Vietto. Luis Zubeldía arrived, the first day he put him in the title he made three to San Martín de San Juan. Luciano was the only light of the academy, after the Cholo came bad years.
The summer of 2014 was going to be the one of his departure, like so many other young Argentine talents, placed in half Europe, Llaneza and Roig would take the game. A little over five million. Vietto broke it, 20 goals and 8 assists in the first season with Villarreal. The same many as in the previous three seasons in Racing. Finger ring for the 4-4-2 by Marcelino García Toral. With Uche in attack he formed a lethal couple on the front of the attack, well attended by wild asparagus and Bruno.
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There was a key day. 14 December 2014, Vicente Calderón. Atletico accumulates 27 games without losing. Simeone and Vietto embrace the previous three years after that first day against Lanús. Start the game, in the minute 84 Moi Gomez puts a ball to Luciano with spaces, specialty of the house, faces and bankruptcy Diego Godín a whim and beats Miguel Angel Moyá. 0-1. It was the media I needed. It had all the sense to pay 20 million for it. It was a bargain, Atletico was the privileged club that accessed Vietto. Simeone was taking this huge player project by hand.
What twisted after that? Bad first year in Madrid, ceded to Seville, neither Fu nor FA, return to athletic and all 2017 unmarked. Curiously the last three goals made them with Seville in Copa al Formentera. Simeone defends him as a father to son, and with the look of "What am I going to do." On Wednesday Chutó eight times before the Elche, of all colors, desperate.
Nothing. As Don Luis Suárez Miramontes said in Carousel, "he was given more opportunities than the Platanito." In the winter, it could be the Sampdoria. Something will have, Simeone opted for it, Marcelino wanted it for Valencia in summer, he could even become FC Barcelona. He's still 23 years old and a career ahead. It's time for everything.