Ricardo CariñoMay 25, 2023, 14:53 ETReading: 3 min.
The Eagles are looking to reinforce the right side and the Pachuca player is the priority, but on the Americanist radar there is another option if it does not materialize
The right side of Pachuca, Kevin Alvarezis close to becoming a new player in the America for the next Opening 2023, in what would be the first reinforcement of the azulcrema team.RELATED
The Eagles want to reinforce the right side, a position that was occupied in the last year by Miguel Layún and Emilio Lara, who have had ups and downs and, at the time, have been pointed out for their failures.
Given this, the azulcrema dome is close to closing Álvarez, which is a wish of the board in the last semester.
Kevin Álvarez with PachucaGetty Images
During the winter market, the board tried to sign Kevin, who started in the last Qatar 2022 World Cup, but the team considered that the price of the footballer was too high. Despite this situation, the board headed by Santiago Baños returned to the charge for the footballer and they managed to close his transfer.
The signing of Kevin Alvarez It would be given without the consent of what may be the new coach of the Eagles, since the helmsman Fernando Ortiz decided to leave his position after being eliminated in the semifinals at the hands of the team’s greatest sports rival, Guadalajara.
According to Transfermartk, the cost of Kevin Álvarez in the market is 7.5 million dollars, a figure that would not be far from reality, since the directive of Pachuca he’s looking for about $10 million for the side.
The last transfer between the two teams took place 11 years ago with the loan of defender Óscar Rojas, who was transferred to the blue and white team. Since then no other player had been traded.
The casualties you have America as officials are Roger Martínez, who ended his contract with the club, which in turn decided not to renew the Colombian player. Along the same lines, we can add the loss of Óscar Jiménez, who lost his starting position in goal against Luis Ángel Malagón.
THE ‘B’ OPTION OF AMERICA
Sources commented to ESPN that the Azulcremas have considered Diego Barbosa from Atlas, in case the negotiation falls through Kevin Alvarez; One of these two players will be the institution’s new right-back and will compete for the position with Miguel Layún.
The same source pointed out that in the case of Kevin, the Azulcremas would cover the amount of 10 million dollars with payments in money, but they could also have a player on the table to close the operation, so far it has transpired that Federico Viñas would be part of the operation; however, it is not a situation that is 100 percent closed.
It should be noted that last semester Viñas was very close to leaving for Pachucabut the Uruguayan could not reach an agreement with the Tuzos on the issue of salary, for this occasion the Uruguayan would be willing to give up a little because he considers that a change of scenery would be great for him to resume his career, which he looked more than promising when he arrived in Mexico in 2019 from Juventud de las Piedras in his country.
In the case of Barbosa, the Americanists also have active negotiations with the Atlas board of directors and he would be a much more accessible player for the Americanist economy. The red and black footballer is still very interested in reaching the Coapa nest and in the event that America I can not close the pass Kevin Alvarez his chances of reaching Coapa would be very high.
*Information from César Caballero was used in this report