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Who is Rómulo Otero, the Venezuelan player who plays for Cruz Azul?

The Venezuelan arrived in Mexico as a reinforcement for Cruz Azul for the 2021 Apertura.

The Venezuelan will be looking to earn a place in the starting eleven with Cruz Azul.
The Venezuelan will be looking to earn a place in the starting eleven with Cruz Azul.

Rómulo Otero arrived at Cruz Azul for the 2021 Apertura, however, the Venezuelan had almost no playing time last season due to difficulties adapting to the altitude of Mexico City as well as problems with his work visa.

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The player almost did not count for Reynoso and was relegated to the U-20 team where he had a little more participation. The Venezuelan did not benefit from a hasty arrival from Brazil at the end of the 2021 summer transfer window.

Who is Rómulo Otero?

The 29-year-old midfielder, Venezuela national team player, can play as a winger or as a midfielder but has as a plus his speed and the facility to occupy space behind the '9', become a center forward as well as a right and left midfielder.

Romulo is called 'Scorpion' due to the fold in the offensive part in addition to the way he stands out with his medium and long-distance shots, which they attribute to characteristics of that animal by releasing venom naturally from any position.

Before joining Cruz Azul, Otero played for Caracas FC, Huachipato of Chile, Atlético Mineiro, Al Wahda, and Corinthians of Brazil, where he scored four goals and provided two assists in 41 matches.

Romulo seeks revenge with Cruz Azul in 2022

The Venezuelan played just 36 minutes with La Maquina's first team in the Apertura 2021, appearing in two games as a substitute and 203 minutes with the U-20 team.

However, the Venezuelan has had a better start to 2022 and although he is not a starter in Liga MX, Reynoso has used him as a substitute and for the Concacaf Champions League, he started in Canada against Forge FC, where he scored a goal.

"It's my first game as a starter and I feel happy for the goal and for the victory, in addition to the team's performance. I always said I had a lot of faith and that I was going to get my chance." answered the midfielder, who was also asked about his favorite position on the field. 

"I have more options to touch the ball. I love that position, today it worked very well for me.  Attacking midfielder is my favorite position."

How much does the Venezuelan earn?

According to ESPN, Rómulo Otero earns 15 million pesos a year. That was the contract he signed with Cruz Azul when he arrived in the Apertura 2021.

According to Transfermarkt, the player's market value is two million euros.

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