Almendra will be Rayo’s first signing for 23-24

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Almendra will be Rayo's first signing for 23-24

The Ray of the future is taking shape. Agustín Almendra, 22, will become the first signing of the Strip for the 23-24 season. The Vallecano club has tied this Boca Juniors midfielder, just as he advanced The beach bar and has been able to confirm AS. The Argentine will arrive free next June, which will mean his definitive leap into European football. Thus, he will leave behind the difficult situation he is going through in his current team. And it is that Almond He hasn’t played with Boca for practically a year —his last game dates back to February 2022— due to an episode of indisciplineafter the midfielder disqualified his coach, Sebastián Battaglia, during training.

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Almendra was on the agenda of several Argentine (Racing and Rosario Central) and Brazilian (Cruzeiro, Santos and Flamengo) clubs.Although Rayo’s option is the one that has most seduced this young talent, who went through the lower categories of Lanús and Independiente, but He came to Boca with only 10 years. He trained there and, little by little, he went through stages until he made his debut with the first team in April 2018. The franjirrojos will do so with a footballer who, as a child, they compared to Riquelme.

The Argentina U-20 captain shone during the 2019 World Cup and Boca rejected the interest of several greats from Spain, Italy, England and Portugal. He did not want to part with an asset with a huge projection. However, the pandemic, some family problems, an injury to his right ankle… They made him consider giving up football, but the player decided to continue. His disagreements with Battaglia did not prevent the Argentine club from proposing the renewal, but his destiny points to a new team and country. The end of the story goes through the beginning of his stage in Vallecas. In the suitcase he carries his two Super Leagues, a Super Cup, a League Cup, an Argentine Cup and many challenges.

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