Darío Benedetto was presented as a new Boca Juniors player, in addition, the departures of two youths were confirmed

In a transfer market shaken by the resounding movements that River Plate and Boca Juniors are leading in recent days, Xeneize enjoys its brand new reinforcement: Darío Benedetto. El Pipa landed in the country on Thursday, quickly underwent a medical check-up and greeted his new teammates. During the last hours, the club made the signing official and in the afternoon the presentation was made with a press conference at the Bombonera.

“Pipa Bendetto at home again! Welcome! ”, Wrote the account of the La Ribera entity, which also shared a video of the “first day” of the scorer. “Happy life, very happy. Now to enjoy. The field and the people is what is most missed. It is so, I’m honest. He missed him a lot and that was what led me to the decision to want to return to the club, ”said the footballer in the official video.

“I am very grateful to the Boca fan. When I was in France, fans appeared with the Boca shirt cheering me on there. The truth is that these things are priceless and they show you how great Boca is. It is a very beautiful moment. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to hold back the tears because the truth is that I missed them a lot, “he was honest.

In the subsequent press conference, the player reiterated his joy at returning to the club: “I am very excited. Boca fans always surprise you. I’m happy to be back wearing these colors, I’m happy.”

“We know very well the goals we have, the most important is the Copa Libertadores and I am willing to accept all kinds of responsibility. I have no problem with that,” he said, and stressed: “I want to enjoy the moment, adapt as quickly as possible to the coach, to the idea that he has and to the teammates, that since I left I continue to have a good relationship with everyone but with some I don’t know them”.

Beyond the arrival of the 31-year-old attacker, Xeneize also had another movement in the transfer market in recent hours: Agustín Obando and Oscar Salomón went on loan to the recently promoted Tigre.

The team led by Diego Martínez will have Obando on loan for two years and Salomón until the end of 2022. The 22-year-old defender comes from playing at Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero between 2019 and 2021, but now he will have a new experience outside of the Xeneize without having added minutes in La Boca. For his part, the 21-year-old attacker never found regularity with the blue and gold.

Meanwhile, from Mar del Plata they also hope to receive some youngsters on loan. Martín Palermo acknowledged that he spoke with Vice President Juan Román Riquelme and that they opened negotiations to sign some players for Aldosivi. The names on the table? Agustín Lastra, Vicente Taborda, Gabriel Vega and Nicolás Vicentini.

The Xeneize, in addition, will seek the final of the Summer Tournament this Friday against the University of Chile after winning the debut against Colo Colo. Sebastián Battaglia’s team, which will present an alternative formation featuring regular substitutes and youth players, could access the defining duel even if they lose this game.

Robin Herman

Robin Herman was an American writer and journalist. She was the first female sports journalist for The New York Times and People News Chronicle. Herman had a successful and eclectic career, ranging from sports writing to assistant dean of communications for Harvard school of Public Health.

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