the uruguayan Miguel Angel Merentiel he passed the rigorous medical examination and was presented as a new striker for Boca. The attacker, who previously worked for Godoy Cruz and Defensa y Justicia, was relegated to Palmeiras (he played just 11 games and scored two goals). where he arrived at the beginning of last year and He was brought by Boca on loan for a year with an option of three million dollars to add internal competition in a position where Darío Benedetto, Nicolás Orsini and Nicolás Vázquez already coexist. Merentiel could even go to the bank on Sunday when Boca receives Central Córdoba from Santiago del Estero at La Bombonera.
this way and twenty-four hours from the closing of the pass book that will take place this Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Boca incorporated his second reinforcement after the Paraguayan defender Bruno Valdez and will seek to close the signing of Lucas Merolla in the next few hours. Boca first offered 750 thousand dollars for the defender of Hurricane so that it arrives now since it is free in June, and given the refusal of the Parque Patricios club, he then raised the proposal to 1,200,000 US currency. Huracán intends to double and does not look favorably on selling it for less.
But in the middle of the Merolla operation, River appeared that intoned by the 41.5 million euros that he will receive in comfortable installments for the sale of Enzo Fernández from Benfica of Portugal to Chelsea of England, He intends to strengthen his defense with a left-footed center back. And the Huracán defender perfectly meets that condition. The fight between the two giants of Argentine soccer for Merolla promises to add spice to the usually intense closing of the window of summer passes with the addition that Merolla has already fixed his contract with Boca and waits for the clubs to agree. And that Juan Antonio Pizzi called him to offer him to play for Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates Saudi, the team he leads.
racing also took advantage of the book extension week and bought for 2.5 million dollars from Querétaro of Mexico, the entire transfer of Gabriel Rojas, a former left-back from San Lorenzo who only seven months ago signed with that club. Rojas thus covers a position that Racing needed to complete after the departure of the Chilean Eugenio Mena and for which the names of Elías Gómez, Angelo Martino and Gonzalo Escobar.
Precisely Martino is another of the names that continue to circulate in the market and his move from Talleres de Córdoba to Newells Old Boys de Rosario would be imminent for a sum of 1,500,000 dollars. The verbal agreement between the clubs and the left back would be reached and all that remains is to put it on paper. The Rosario team will also make a final attempt to bring central midfielder Esteban Rolón from Bocacurrently relegated in the consideration of coach Hugo Ibarra.
Belgrano de Córdoba is looking for a midfielder and a winger on the right at this time and several clubs will await the cable entries that businessmen usually make about the closure of the transfer books to see if they can incorporate any more players at a low cost. Money is not abundant in any treasury and perhaps at the last moment, something interesting can be caught to complete the squads for the activity of the first half of the year.