And there was just an agreement between Racing and Inter Miami for the kid Tomás Avilés to be Lionel Messi’s new teammate in the beach club, with which Fernando Gago loses a key player for the second semester while in pursuit of the coffers of the Avellaneda club.
Racing wanted 10 million dollars for the 19-year-old defender born in Río Gallegos and rejected a first interista offer of 8 million, according to reports. But he could no longer say no to the 9 million for 80 percent of the youth pass that can also play as a central midfielder.
Avilés, category 2004, then leaves Racing with 20 games (no goals) and his farewell turned out to be last Monday’s 3-1 against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero, since he was not called up by Gago to face River this Friday night on the last date of the Professional League.
We still have to wait for the announcement of the signing by the Inter Miami, with whom Racing could play a preseason friendly at the beginning of 2024 according to one of the alleged clauses included in the negotiation.
This being the case, Avilés will have the luxury of sharing the field with Messi in a league thatas seen in the Inter Miami matches so far, it is very pleasant for attackers and not very happy for defenders.
Avilés is the fifth reinforcement of Inter Miami for this semester after the arrivals of Messi and Sergio Busquetswho have already debuted, and those of the Spanish Jordi Alba and the Paraguayan midfielder Diego Gomez, yet to be introduced. In addition, the club intends to add another promising Argentine youth, Facundo FariasColumbus striker.
By your side, Racing suffers another loss in defense after the return of Jonathan Galván to Argentinos Juniors. So far in the transfer market, he has also let go of the midfielder Matías Rojas (Corinthians), the winger Óscar Opazo (Colo-Colo), the striker Paolo Guerrero (Liga de Quito) and Edwin Cardona (América de Cali). The four as free players.
In the other side, the Academy closed the bombastic return of Colombian Roger Martínez, 29, also wanted by Boca. The striker, who passed through Avellaneda between 2013 and 2016 (8 goals in 31 games), arrived free from América de México. In addition, the midfielder Agustín Almendra (free from Boca) was assured and is close to buttoning up the Uruguayan winger Gastón Martirena (purchase from Liverpool in Montevideo) while the negotiations with San Lorenzo for the midfielder Agustín Martegani seem cool.
Vélez also exports to the United States
Argentina is the second country with the most representatives in the US MLS (37; behind Canada with 48) and from the next few days the number will grow with the arrivals of the aforementioned Avilés and the Vélez striker Julián Fernández.
The Fort came to a agreement with New York City for the sale of the skilled 19-year-old winger in exchange for $5 million plus 1.5 in bonuses for different goals met.
Fernández will sign a contract until June 2028 and will have as a partner another player who emerged in Vélez, the defender braian cufréwho came on loan this season from Málaga in Spain.
The attacker made his debut on February 20 last year against Independiente for the League Cup and in total he played 60 games, in which he scored 7 goals.