Remedios de Escalada, Lanús, Gerli and Avellaneda (Maxi Kosteki and Darío Santillán); from the station, they are only ten blocks from the Cylinder. Darío Cvitanich dissociated himself from Banfield and he got on the train that takes him to Racing, perhaps the last that happens in his career that includes Ajax, Pachuca, Boca, Nice and Miami FC. The 34-year-old had escaped from what led him to Núñez, where Marcelo Gallardo was hoping to strengthen a River that had to face the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores. Now, the Baradero born did not want to miss the chance to join the championship leader, Eduardo Coudet's team.
Cvitanich spent this Friday for the last time at the Drill facility in Luis Guillón. There he bade farewell to his (ex) companions, gathered his things, and about five o'clock he went aboard his imported black van. Just a greeting with the window down and not a fan on the door waiting for an autograph. Banfield's captain and badge, the one who had promised to retire in his club shirt, grew tired of an apathetic leadership who did not know how to settle the debts (economic and emotional) he had with the player.
Around 7:30 pm, the attacker turned to social networks to make his release with an extensive letter in which he shoots to lift the leaders and says goodbye to the fans: "I found it difficult to accept that what we signed would be unfeasible", He wrote. When his River pass was thwarted in October 2017, Banfield's CD with Eduardo Spinosa at the front had extended his contract until 2020 as compensation. Now, with Lucia Barbuto in the chair, the gap between the player and the leaders has widened.
In Avellaneda, the doors of the Presidente Perón Stadium are open awaiting the arrival of the scorer. Racing adds hierarchy and experience to the final stretch of the championship. Coudet wants him for his international touch, because he knows the fabric. And because it comes with the pass in his power to sign a contract for 18 months, unlike the 3.5 million dollars that the club would have to pay to sign the contract. Hill Santiago García.
On Saturday, Cvitanich will reinforce the medical review and, if all goes well (and if paperwork and documentation allow), in the afternoon, he will sign his agreement with the Academy. Cita he will meet with life partner Lisandro López in France, although for the first time they share clothes and shirts, one of the main players to finish convincing the striker to move from the match of Lomas de Zamora to Avellaneda. The other was Ariel Broggi – Coudet's assistant and former colleague of Cvitanich at Banfield – who punched the phone and soon seduced and conquered him.
For Coudet, the arrival of Cvitanich is a relief. In addition to the departure of Gustavo Bou – he returned to Mexico in Tijuana – Chacho I needed to strengthen the lead, despite being the second team with more goals in favor in the Superliga with 26, only one less than Atletico Tucumán.