After an end of 2021 to pure celebration after obtaining the Copa Argentina and direct qualification to the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors He is getting ready to face a season in which he will seek to be the protagonist again in the maximum tournament of the continent, in addition to being a candidate by his own weight in local competitions. That is why Juan roman riquelme and the football council they began to work on incorporations that would give the campus a leap in quality.
Despite Luis Vazquez showed all his worth as a center forward since the arrival of Sebastián Battaglia as coach of the first team, the vice president in charge of football launched the plan for the return of the last great scorer that the Xeneize since the retirement of Martin Palermo. In the next few hours, the return of Darío Benedetto could be confirmed to the club as part of an operation that would include several players and as many teams.
Boca awaits the definitive approval of the Olympic Marseille, owner of the pass Pipe, while the player is in Spain. It must be remembered that the striker was loaned out to Elche, where he is also a shareholder of the team that plays in La Liga. If the operation is closed, the Ribera club would keep the player’s pass and sign him a contract for the next three years. The player could arrive in Argentina between Tuesday and Wednesday.
In his first stage at Xeneize between 2016 and 2019, Benedetto scored 45 goals in 76 appearances and won three local titles. In the middle of that last year, Pipa was sold to the French team for an amount close to 18 million euros.
If the return of Benedetto materializes, It is feasible that Lisandro López will be transferred to Tijuana, from Mexico, while Walter Bou returns to Defense and Justice, who would buy a percentage of the pass. Those income, plus the debt that Elche has for Iván Marcone would make it possible for the 9 to put on the blue and gold shirt again.
But if we talk about laps, another of those pointed out by Riquelme to nurture the squad would be a player who has already brought in his management as leader since together with Jorge Amor Ameal they won the elections at the end of 2019. Pol Fernandez, emerged in the minor xeneizes divisions, could return and have a new cycle in the club.
The midfielder, who currently plays for Cruz Azul, is linked to the cement machine until the middle of this 2022, so if the Mexican team does not sell it, the player will keep the pass in his possession since he would have decided not to renew his bond.
After a tumultuous start in his last stage under the technical direction of Miguel Angel Russo, in which he hardly saw action in the second half of 2020 due to a conflict with the Football Council, now the situation would have changed and Boca’s historic number 10 would be willing to add him again.
In the event that the negotiations are revived, it would be necessary to see if the same will happen with the future of Cristian Pavon. The striker ends his bond with Xeneize next June and weeks ago it was rumored that the Mexican soccer team could try to add him.
while the defender Nicholas Figal Waiting for the contracts between the club and Inter Miami of the MLS to be defined to join Battaglia’s preseason, Riquelme is still in the Boca 2022 team. Will new faces be added once Benedetto is presented? Everything seems to indicate yes. In the last hours the names of the Paraguayan sounded again Angel Romero and a former Argentinian who had already applied to play for the club, Damian Battallini. What we will have to wait for is to see who will be the protagonists.