Guillermo Fernández Romo is not satisfied with the forward he now has in his hands. Despite the fact that it has four footballers whose natural demarcation is that of the center forward, Cédric, Carlos Castro, Harper and Musy, Racing continues to search the market for a ‘9’ that marks the differences. That is the message that the agents who call the club to be interested in the needs of the Verdiblancos are receiving. More than a right wing player or a midfielder, who are not disdained, the priority is a center forward. A good one.
The preseason has only just begun and it would be very strange if there were no movements in the squad. Also at the start, and the clearest seems to be the departure of Mario Musy to the Atlético de Madrid subsidiary. Right now Racing maintains that it will not open the door to Santander if it does not charge a transfer, even if it is modest, and has rejected the first mattress attempt to take Musy only in exchange for hypothetical variable amounts depending on performance. The search for another striker (it would be incomprehensible to have five in a team that is predictably going to play with a single striker in most matches) seems to point to the fact that El Sardinero’s men already take Musy’s departure for granted.
Cedric earned a lot of credit in the playoffs last season.
Carlos Castro played little last season in Georgia.
Jack Harper arrives on loan from Getafe.
Of the other three center forwards, Cédric is well known by the fans and won many integers in his appreciation for racinguismo after a much improved second phase of the competition with respect to the version offered in the first four months of the course. The six goals he scored in a portentous month of April allowed him to finish with 10 goals in 23 games, some more than acceptable numbers and, above all, with the feeling that Cédric del Fuenlabrada is still there once his serious injury has been overcome.
Carlos Castro and Harper arrive with the intention of following the path opened by Cédric and returning to being in Santander what they were when their careers began to emerge at Sporting and Málaga respectively, after having lowered their benefits a lot in recent campaigns. In the early training sessions of the preseason, Romo is using Jack Harper as much or more as a center forward as an alternative to Patrick Soko on the far right.