The door opens. It is ready for the reinforcement with which Racing will break the pass market through it. On the other side, from the interior, Fernando Gago awaits you very enthusiastically. The head is done. Imagine his goal balls, his free kicks, the pause, the precision in short and long … Edwin Cardona, the star incorporation of the Academy, will arrive this Monday in Argentina and will carry out the previous steps to join the squad that Pintita drives in the preseason at the AFA property, in Ezeiza.
“The idea is that on Tuesday they do the medical examination and sign the contract,” an important club leader assured Olé. The 29-year-old Colombian hitch will sign a bond for three years after Racing decided to break the pig for him: he agreed with Tijuana de México to purchase half of the token for $ 3,300,000, one of the highest investments he made. the entity of Avellaneda in the matter of acquisitions.
Until the last moment Atlético Nacional tried to repatriate the player and made a proposal, but could never match the offer that Racing approached Xolos with genuine funds from the institution. Thus, after days of bidding between the two clubs, the Academy will be the second team in the country in which Edwin will work. He defended the Boca shirt in two cycles, with three titles: Superliga 2017-18, Copa Maradona 2020 and Copa Argentina 2021. In a total of 92 games, he scored 18 goals.
Racing made a big bet economically with little margin of reselling power. Although knowing that, in the event that Colombia qualifies for the World Cup in Qatar, the footballer (with a constant presence in his national team) could be valued much more and then be sold in a greater number. As for discipline, due to his unprofessional record off the field, Cardona knows he will be under scrutiny. At the Academy they are optimistic and believe that they will not make those mistakes again, but the risk exists, of course.
TWO OLD MEN MEETING
Gago’s partner in Boca in 2018, they admired each other as players and formed a good relationship. In recent weeks Pintita called him repeatedly to force himself to have him and the link was tempted by the possibility of being directed by a DT with whom he communes regarding the idea of offensive play and good ball treatment. Pintita will surely use it in a line of three starting from the left of a 4-2-3-1.
Gago and Cardona were partners in Boca.
Edwin will become the third new face of the Academy in 2022, after the landings of Gabriel Hauche (front) and Facundo Mura (side from the right). Now the DT awaits for a central midfielder and a defender. He does not prioritize the arrival of another), but the leadership will try to hire another center forward to join Javier Correa and Enzo Copetti.
WHAT PATRON BERMÚDEZ SAID FROM MOUTH ABOUT CARDONA
Within hours of Cardona’s return to Argentina, in Boca, questions about the coffee grower continue to be raised. Patron Bermúdez, a member of the Soccer Council, shot: “When the purchase option (of $ 5,000,000 for 100% of the token) was signed, Boca treated him from Tijuana, where he did not play. He did not even train. But a trusted player was brought in, in whom the illusion and the possibility of what the footballer could be was deposited, “the former defender started. And he continued: “Unfortunately, the continuity did not end, it was not what was expected. We all know what it is on the field of play, but it could not be established. Unfortunately for us and for him, the bond ended.”
Patron Bermúdez was critical of Edwin.