Rómulo Otero became a Cruz Azul player in this transfer period. The Venezuelan team arrives at La Noria after playing the Copa América with his country. The 28-year-old forward, however, will not be able to make his debut for the Machine this week in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinal against Monterrey.
The South American footballer has already passed the physical exams and was officially presented by the cement team. However, Otero has not yet been able to complete his process and his immigration procedures, a reason that makes it impossible for him to play minutes with the whole of Mexico City.
The Venezuelan media will not make the trip to Nuevo León to face Monterrey in Concachampions. The duel is scheduled for this Wednesday, August 11 at the Steel Giant. In case his procedures are carried out successfully, Rómulo Otero could be available to play in the duel against Toluca on Saturday the 14th at the Azteca Stadium.
According to information from reporter Adrián Esparza Oteo, from TUDN, the Venezuelan has had a great performance in training. “The important thing is that what has been seen of him in training, he has liked. He would have been summoned,” said the reporter through social networks.
Otero will wear number 10 in his first tournament with the Sky Machine. The Venezuelan soccer player arrived at La Noria from Club Atlético Mineiro of the Brazilian first division.
The technical director Juan Reynoso started the season with the losses of several key men due to the call to the national team or injuries. For this meeting, Cruz Azul will be able to count on Luis Romo, Roberto Alvarado, Sebastián Jurado, who were active with the Mexican National Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and won the bronze medal.
Since last date, the celestial players could count on Yoshimar Yotún and Jonathan Rodríguez, who had a rest permit from the club. Likewise, Orbelín Pineda returned after playing the Gold Cup with El Tri. The current Liga MX champion has an almost complete roster and will seek to reach the final of the Concachampions. For that it has to pass over Monterrey.