Skinny, tall, blond, short, dark, pretty and with bad faces. Argentines, Uruguayans, Paraguayans and Colombians. Lefties and rights. Young and consecrated. From the house and outside. With goal and without goal. With glory and without glory. All, from first to last, with a common denominator: being part of the list of 19! central defenders that Boca hired in the last ten years. Yes, on average one per pass market. The twentieth will be Nicolás Figal, from Inter Miami, who has everything agreed by word of mouth to join the Battaglia team.
Nicolás Figal has everything agreed with Boca.
After several twists and turns, the former defender of Independent will become in the next few hours in the first reinforcement of Boca, which will eventually buy a percentage of the player’s chip. Two years ago, Inter Miami had acquired the 50% of the pass at around $ 2,600,000 for Red.
In this way, the name of Figal will be added to a long list of defenders who came to Boca in the last 20 markets and who, in most cases, did not perform as expected. Some as Carlos Izquierdoz, Lisandro Lopez Y Marcos Rojo they did prove to be up to the task. Others, on the other hand, never found their level and left the club with more pain than glory.
Izquierdoz, Rojo and López, the central players who performed the best (Prensa Boca).
Several of those last names, in fact, were quickly forgotten. In 2012, for example, Guillermo Burdisso Y Thiago Casasola, a juvenile emerged in Hurricane which did not even debut. In 2013, Chiqui perez, Lisandro Magallán and the Tasting Diaz, the most even of the three, although his second cycle in Mouth It did not have the returns or the titles of the first stage. In 2014 he returned Juan Forlin after passing through Europe and Qatar and joined Mariano Echeverria, from Tiger, which lasted just three months.
Rolín arrived in Boca in 2015 and left quickly.
In 2015, Mouth lost ugly against Racing in the summer and the next morning the Uruguayan Alexis Rolin and the ex Velez Y Metalist Marco Torsiglieri, and they were added Fernando Tobio midyear. In 2015 he returned to the club Juan Manuel Insaurralde Y Boca paid a million dollars for Santiago Vergini, which did not hit the ball and ended up in Turkey.
Goltz was an old wish, but it failed to consolidate (Alfredo Martínez).
From 2017 onwards the level was more even. Arrival Paolo goltz from Mexico and a year later Left, also from Aztec football. And later they came Lychee, Junior alonso Y Gaston avila with Alfaro; Carlos Zambrano Y Red with Miguel Russo; and, what was said, Nicolas Figal with Battaglia. Except Burdisso, Magallán, the Tasting Diaz, Insaurralde, Cali Y Lopez, none played more than 50 games with the blue and gold. Much was spent and little was gained.
Zambrano is still in debt (Prensa Boca).
Figal, for now, arrives with good scrolls in the Red and the MLS and with enough continuity. Played 22 games in 2020 and 24 in 2021, with a goal scored last 10/30 in a 3-1 loss to New York City. In half of those games he acted as a central defender and in the rest as a winger on the right., position in which he also played in Independiente under the hand of Jorge Almiron.
Figal arrives, a priori, to be the starter at the start of the Libertadores Cup. Above all, because both Left (four dates) like Red (five games) may not be part of the team until the last matches of the group stage. El Zorro is already in Buenos Aires and If you file some details, you could have a medical check-up on these days and sign your contract.
Due to low returns or suspensions, Boca was forced to reinforce its rear in 15 of the last 20 transfer markets. And in January 2018, which did not add anyone, it was about to close to Gustavo Gomez. Will this time be right with Figal?