The Uruguayan Franco Acosta, a former Villarreal and Racing Santander player, was found dead on Monday after he disappeared on Saturday while trying to swim across the Arroyo Pando in the Department of Canelones.
had a five-year spell atVillarreal
between 2015 and 2020. He was loaned toRacing Santander
in the 2017-18 season.
He then enjoyed loan spells at Uruguayan clubs
before signing permanently with
Acosta had been a star at youth level for his nation – scoring 12 goals in 15 appearances for the Under-17 side and six goals at Under-20 level, but he never got the chance to feature for the first team.