Boca, one step away from announcing its first reinforcement

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Boca Juniors Training –
Boca Juniors Training Center in Ezeiza –
August 10, 2020 –
Photo: Javier Garcia Martino – Photogamma

One month after Boca’s return to play the Copa Libertadores against Libertad in Asunción, the forward Franco Soldano joined the practices at the Ezeiza training center, while there is already a verbal agreement with the Xolos de Tijuana for the return of Edwin Cardona.

Soldano, 25, who was one of the renewal priorities of coach Miguel Russo, signed his one-year loan contract last Friday, following the agreement with Olympiakos of Greece, owner of his pass. DT too had asked for the continuity of Carlos Tevez and Mauro Zárate, who have already signed their contracts and have been working with the Boquense squad for a week, after the football stop due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Soldano trained this Monday in the second shift and within the work plan that the technician established. The former Union had as partners Carlos Izquierdoz, Leonardo Jara, Nicolás Capaldo and the youthful Aaron Molinas. The Boquense football department agreed with the leaders of the Greek club and Soldano will continue for 12 more months in exchange for 250,000 dollars, plus a fee of 50,000 dollars more within three months, with the possibility that if Boca continues to participate in the 2021 Cup , the bond is extended for six more months. The purchase option is 5 million euros.

Edwin Cardona (Official mouth)
Edwin Cardona (Official mouth)

But this is not the only good news for the Boca world in the current transfer market, since there is a verbal agreement for Edwin Cardona to wear the blue shirt again and gold, after passing through the institution, from July 2017 to December 2018. People close to the Boca football department told Telam that there is a verbal agreement between the two clubs so that the Colombian midfielder arrives for a year and a half on loan.

For this, the footballer He arranged a new contract with the Mexican entity, with which his relationship expired on December 31 next. In this way, Cardona would be on loan for 18 months in the current Argentine soccer champion. Only missing to resolve documentation details and also the final amount, if Boca then wants to buy it permanently.

Cardona, 27, who in his first visit to Boca played 46 games and scored 11 goals, He showed himself on social media in very good physical condition. When you arrive in Buenos Aires you will have to be in mandatory isolation for 15 days, as established in the protocol for the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Boca is still waiting for the MLS to authorize the sale of Emanuel Reynoso to Minesotta for $ 5,200,000, for 80 percent of his file.

EDWIN CARDONA
EDWIN CARDONA

Until now, DT Russo only lost -from the champion squad- to Paraguayan defender Junior Alonso, who went to Atlético Mineiro; and substitute goalkeeper Marcos Díaz, whose contract was not renewed. For his peace of mind, Russo has almost the same team that made the Olympic round last March and continues in the search, within the framework of his economic possibilities, of a left-handed defender and a forward.

For several reasons Colombian defender William Tesillo could not arrive, who plays for the León de México; and the tip of Independiente Silvio Romero, who renewed his link with the Avellaneda club. As for departures, there was an official offer from the Turkish club Trabzonspor for Iván Marcone, for a loan of 2 million dollars, but the charge of the option did not convince the Boca leadership. If the European club improves the offer, the transfer could be made.

In the last hours, from the side of goalkeeper Esteban Andrada’s representative, a rumor emerged that an important European club would come for the services of the footballer. In Boca they await the proposal and they would only sell the goalkeeper of the Argentine team in a sum that is very important for the local market. The other that also has soundings of foreign equipment he is the substitute guardian Agustin Rossi, who returned from his loan in Lanús, but so far they are only versions.

Esteban Andrada, Boca Juniors goalkeeper
Esteban Andrada, Boca Juniors goalkeeper

If the exit of one of the two archers takes place, the members of the football secretariat have the word of Javier García, who did not renew with Racing, for his return to the institution where he began his career.

The Xeneize squad returned to training in Ezeiza on Monday morning two scheduled shifts (at 9 and 11). This Tuesday he will do it in the same way and so on until next Saturday. From Monday 24, Boca will settle in a health bubble in a hotel near Ezeiza and there will carry out two weeks of preseason.

Boca’s first official match will be on September 17 against Libertad in Paraguay, for the third date of Group H of the Copa Libertadores. And he will be a visitor again on the 24th of that month against Independiente Medellín in Colombia.

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