The phrase prevails in every pass market: “What if Roman calls you?” And it seems that it was a call from Juan Román Riquelme that ended up opening a wound in the San Lorenzo de Almagro concentration, in the hours before his debut in the Professional Football League tournament, this Sunday at 3:45 p.m. , visiting Arsenal de Sarandí.
As it was announced on Saturday night, the footballer Juan Edgardo Ramirez, who was among those called up for the game against Ass, spoke with DT Paolo Montero and the manager Mauro Cetto and he excluded himself from the game convinced that his near future is in Boca Juniors. A conversation with the vice president xeneize, in charge of the Football Council, would have been fundamental for the decision of the talented left-hander and hitch.
The reason for this unexpected slam is regulatory: if Ramírez signed a form for the match in Sarandí, it could no longer be negotiated by Boca. However, from Boedo they warn that no agreement has yet been reached with the club chaired by Jorge Ameal.
Ramírez was among those summoned from San Lorenzo for the first date of the tournament.
According to what is being said, Boca’s offer would have been for 2 million dollars for 100% of the pass: but CASLA did not want to sell it at least until the next market. At some point it was wanted to add in the operation to Agustin Obando, which was ruled out because the midfielder played in the tie of Russo’s team in Sante Fe against Unión.
It is known that the relationship between the leaders of Boca and San Lorenzo is good, a situation that was demonstrated with the comings and goings by the pass of Franco Di Santo: the transfer was arranged but the scorer did not agree to the amount of his contract and remained under the orders of Montero.
For this reason, what happens in the next few hours will be fundamental, although it seems that, if there is nothing strange, Ramírez will disembark in La Ribera. Román loves it and knows him well because they shared a squad in Argentinos Juniors, where they were promoted together to First, in 2014.
Nicolas De La Cruz takes Juan Ramírez’s shirt. Marcelo Gallardo also asked about Boedo’s talented hitch. Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP.
Ramírez was a promising young man, but his good game at Bicho earned him transfer to the Colorado Rapids of the MLS, from which he quickly jumped into Spanish football to try his luck at Almería, at the request of the manager of the Andalusian team, Néstor Gorosito. Then he returned to Talleres and from there he quickly reached San Lorenzo, where he played 51 games and scored 3 goals.