Neither Roger Martínez, nor Edinson Cavani, nor Franco Di Santo, nor Miguel Borja, nor Marcelo Moreno Martins: The “9” who arrived in Boca is called Nicolás Orsini and, although it is still very premature to analyze his performance, it is known that from the “Xeneize” leadership they are not satisfied and that is why they are looking for another center forward.
There it appears on the radar Juan Ignacio Ramirez, nicknamed the “Colo”, Uruguayan striker who plays in the Liverpool of his country and that with only 24 years his name is already beginning to circulate around the world due to the ease he has to reach the goal. Here are five things you need to know about him.
With his young age, he has accumulated 88 goals in 170 games and is the historic scorer of the club where he currently plays. Last season he scored 33 goals and was the top scorer in Uruguayan football, and his numbers this time are terrific.
“It would be a dream to play for Boca, it is a very big club. I follow Boca for the Manteca (Martínez), for Bentancur and for Nahitan (Nández)“, said the footballer himself in dialogue with Radio Nacional de Uruguay, making it clear that his desire is there.
The data is impressive and speaks for itself: only three players under the age of 24 managed to score more goals than Ramírez in a First Division team: Haaland, Mbappé and Daka. Name shit. Impressive.
“The last tournament was the scorer. He is a very good center forward, with short and quick movements. He pivots very well and within the area he has that extra second to be able to take the necessary time and be able to define, ”Abreu explained on ESPN. “He has many goals from within the area, and it makes me remember, saving distances, to what Manteca Martínez did. He always has a second more because he knows that the defender cannot mark you with the same aggressiveness inside as outside because they can charge you a penalty, so that second more gives him the possibility to open his foot, to choose a stick, “he explained.
He was awarded by “Maestro” Tabárez with his first call to the national team, although he has not yet made his debut and was not included in the Copa América list. Being considered for the South American Qualifiers at his age marks something: the best is yet to come.