Edwin cardona I would sign a contract with Racing after a controversial 2021 in Boca Juniors and about his departure from XeneizeJorge Bermúdez, a member of the club’s Soccer Council, gave some statements. The boss He also referred to the possibility that Sebastian Villa Y Frank Fabra leave the team to arrive at the football of the Old continent.
That Boca has not made the Cardona purchase option effective at Tijuana It would not only have to do with the financial situation of the blue and gold team, but with the lack of regularity of the creative midfielder due to his injuries, as well as his absence in one of the most decisive games in the last season, against Atlético Mineiro for the round of 16 final of the Copa Libertadores, which was not due to issues related to his physical condition, but because of his decision to travel to Colombia to share with his family. This was explained by Bermúdez, in TyC Sports:
“Boca brought Cardona from Tijuana, where he did not play, that is to say, he trusted him and deposited the illusion. Due to circumstances that we have all followed in these 18 months, it did not end. The continuity was not what was expected, we all know the category of player he is but on the field he could not establish himself in continuity. Unfortunately the link ended. “
What is speculated is that Edwin Cardona will play in the Avellaneda team this season, given that he sought to buy half of his card from the Xolos from Tijuana, although it also sounded like a reinforcement of Atlético Nacional, the team of his loves, an option that seems already rejected.
“Nacional made three different offers. They used up several resources, but the budget was not enough to be close to Racing’s proposal (purchase of $ 2.5M for 50%). Tijuana rejected everything, even though Edwin Cardona agreed to cut 45% of his salary “, reported the Colombian journalist Felipe Sierra on January 9.
As to Sebastian Villa, who was in the eye of the hurricane in Boca for acts of indiscipline last year, not being sold to Bruges (Belgium), The boss He claimed not to have received offers for him in 2022. He assured it even when Colombian and Argentine journalists referred to an agreement with Dinamo Moscow, to play this campaign, for 12 million dollars.
“We have the best feeling towards Sebastián and I think we acted correctly. Until today no proposal came from Villa that determines that there is a team interested in him. Hopefully there are many and they are what the player and the institution are waiting for, ”said Bermúdez.
About Frank Fabra, who apparently wants to reach a European club, Bermúdez commented that he is one of the best players in the Xeneize, but it did not close the doors to a possible transfer.
“I think the situation with Frank is nice. If we analyze the two years in which we were in charge of Boca, the only thing we try to do is give him confidence and fill him with positivism. After the Cup, everyone questioned Fabra, but we gave him confidence, we believed in him and we promoted him. There is no doubt that today he is one of the best in our squad. CEach of the options that our footballers have will be analyzed and the most convenient decision will be made, “he said. The boss.