After a great start in the transfer market with the continuity of Kudelka in charge of the team and the additions of Reed and Fattori, a couple of days without news were enough for the waters to start to get restless in Parque Patricios. But this changed with the hiring of Guillermo Soto, which is now official, the Globe CD brought peace of mind to its fans and he closed his word to his fourth reinforcement.
After several twists and turns in search of a left-handed central defender and the complication in the negotiations for Joaquín Novillo, Huracán went to the charge for a player who knows Argentine football more than well: Fernando Tobio. The multi-champion with Boca and Vélez arrives free and will sign a loan for one year.
Tobio wearing the Xeneize shirt for the Argentine Cup against Rosario Central at the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium (Photo: GERMÁN GARCIA ADRASTI)
Tobio will arrive at Quema after not renewing his contract with Estudiantes de La Plata, team with which he barely played seven games (five as a starter) in the last season. The experienced 32-year-old defender, he is seen by Kudelka’s coaching staff as a hierarchical central defender and that is why they welcome his signing with the club despite being right-handed.
After several attempts to bring in a left-handed central defender, such as García Basso and Novillo, Globo finally acquired the services of the native of Ramos Mejía, who on several occasions has known how to play as a stopper on the left when Pincha formed with a line of five in the background.
Tobio talking to Arruabarrena (Photo: MARCELO CARROLL)
ToFrom the football point of view, it is very likely that, given the non-continuity of José Moya and Lucas Merolla’s injury, Tobio and Galván are the defensive duo of the Globe. Who will play two and who will play six? It’s a nice question that Kudelka must be asking himself right now.
AN EXPERIENCED MAN
ToFernando Tobio has a vast career in first. He took his first steps in Vélez, where he played from 2008 to 2014. There he played more than one hundred and fifty games and won three titles: the Closing of 2011, the Initial of 2012, and the Argentine Super Cup in 2013.
Then he went free to Palmeiras in Brazil, a club in which he could not find the continuity he needed and could barely play a handful of games. Despite this, a year in the institution of the neighboring country was enough for him to consecrate himself as champion of the Copa do Brasil.
Tobio and his goal against Union wearing the Central (Photo: Guerrero)
In 2015 he returned to the country to play for Boca. After two years at Xeneize, where he alternated his ownership with his presence on the substitute bench, Tobio met the demands of the riverside club and came to lift the First Division championships twice (2015 and 2016/17 ) and the Argentine Cup on one occasion (2015).
Tobio, with the Pincha (photo: Twitter Students).
In 2017 he moved to Rosario to wear the colors of Central. His tournament was good but the rest of the team did not accompany, which caused the Scoundrel to finish in twelfth position and not make use of his purchase option. In July 2018 he went to Mexico to play for Toluca, where he signed for two years but in mid-2020, the club terminated his contract after the player denounced that they put him in training with COVID-19.
After passing through the north of the continent, he decided to return to Argentina. This time it was Estudiantes de La Plata who took over their services. Although he promised to be one of the team’s immovable starters, he could not settle down completely.