Nicolás Burdisso will be Boca's new manager. The former champion with Xeneize, reaches a key position in times of definitions, where not only will have to choose a new coach after the departure of Guillermo Barros Schelotto, but what players will remain on the list.
Burdisso and Boca's leadership were holding meetings and this morning, after agreeing to some contractual issues, they decided to close the deal. Will be presented this afternoon at 18.
The man who retired two months ago from professional football will make his first weapons in a position he does not know. Are you the ideal person to handle this club moment? For leadership, yes. They did not want to get more exposed, especially after the Copa Libertadores Super Final where they were very worn out.
Burdisso brings a great experience as an international player in Europe, where he wore Inter, La Roma, Torino and Genoa shirts. In fact, several of his former team mates, such as Diego Milito and Javier Zanetti, now play similar roles in Racing and Inter, respectively. It will be necessary to see how it works the man born in Altos de Chipión, in the province of Cordova.
O soccer player was one of the central protagonists of the most brilliant period in the history of the Ribera club. From his appearance in First in 1999 until his transfer in mid-2004, he won three Libertadores Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and two local tournaments with Carlos Bianchi and he has forever won a place in the hearts of Xeneize fans. Year after year, especially about the end of his career, he speculated on a possible return as a player, which did not happen.
A look into the future
A week has passed since the defeat of Boca in the Copa Libertadores final against the River and the leaders have many decisions to take. The first was informed by President Daniel Angelici, who last Friday announced the departure of Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
That is why in those hours the priority is to define who will be the new coach, from there analyze what reinforcements the club needs and who will no longer be essential.
However, there are many special situations: players who, in addition to the pleasure of the next coach, will leave because they consider the Boca as a closed cycle. Or, perhaps, for the succulent offerings that can come from Europe.
Those who leave Boca
Lisandro Magallán It is very likely that the central defender will be transferred in the next few hours to Ajax in the Netherlands. He was close to leaving at the last passing market, but Boca did not sell because he could not close the incorporation of Gustavo Gómez. Xeneize would enter 9 million dollars.
Edwin Cardona The Colombian loan is terminated and belongs to Monterrey de México. If Boca wanted to buy it, he would have to pay $ 6 million, a number that the leaders consider "very high."
Cristian Espinoza It arrived in the middle of 2017 and never took again. His loan expires in December and he returns to Villarreal in Spain.
Gino Peruzzi The contract is terminated and they will not be renewed.
Carlos Lampe The Bolivian goalkeeper arrived in Boca in October due to the injury of Esteban Andrada and from January he will have to return to Huachipato de Chile.
Fernando Gago and Pablo Pérez, two "in doubt"
To speak of them two means to describe the situation of two captains. Gago suffered the Achilles tendon fracture of his left leg exactly a week ago, vs. Rio is the fourth serious injury he has to face in the last four years. Will you retire?
Pablo Pérez can also leave after three years at the club. They speculate that an offer comes from abroad. If he leaves, it is because he feels that he has already completed his cycle in La Boca.
São van Nández, Pavón and Wilmar Barrios?
Losing those three players would be a blow to Boca, but it's something that can happen.
The termination clause of Cristian Pavón is $ 50 million, but Xeneize would sell for less if an offer would seduce. Both parties believe that a cycle has been completed and that the time to leave is now.
Anyone who wants to take Wilmar Barrios should put $ 24 million. Some time ago, there was talk of a Tottenham bid, but it all came to nothing. In 2018 he was in great shape and also got a good World Cup with the National Team of Colombia.
Nahitan Nández arrived a year and a half ago and quickly entered the hearts of Xeneizes fans. That is why they do not want to know anything with the possibility of losing one of their badges. His termination clause is $ 26 million.