Independiente Santa Fe started with the entire preseason making important announcements in terms of transfers, in order to fight for what has been elusive in recent years. The cardinals are thirsty for a title and that is why they have brought in players who have that goal in mind.
Harold Rivera’s team has nine hires for the season that begins next weekend. Johan Caballero, Leonardo Pico, Jhon Arias, Auli Oliveros, Miguel Nazarit, Exneyder Guerrero, Andrés Rentería, Michael Rangel and Sherman Cárdenas, are the confirmed pieces, however another important link is not ruled out.
Exactly speaking of the reinforcements, three of them referred to the objectives of the cardinal team for this year. Leonardo Pico, returns to the team; Jhon Arias, becomes champion with America, and Johan Caballero, is a great bet.
Leo Pico was grateful for this new opportunity: “I arrived motivated and I return with a little more experience. The group has been doing things well and I want to contribute and add my grain to do important things. I haven’t talked much with the teacher, but I know what he wants from me as a player. I will always give myself, with good play and experience, which is what I have added a little more. Being able to play an international cup is an extra motivation ”.
Jhon Arias defines himself as a technical, skilled player who likes to propose and reach a goal, making sacrifice in defense. “Glad to be here, proud of the opportunity they give me and trust me. I come to do my best to achieve the goals we have. I met a group of wonderful people, there is a good atmosphere, I felt very good since I arrived. I have already spoken with Professor Harold and he has been emphatic in what he seeks ”.
And he added: “The first objective is to be champion. This team was in the semifinals, then in the final, so I have come to contribute my effort to that great goal and to have a great international tournament. I hope to confirm on the court why Santa Fe noticed me ”.
Finally, Caballero, who arrived from Bucaramanga as a loan with a purchase option, is one of the young bets for Rivera’s team. “I am happy to be in such a great club, I want to contribute. You get motivated by finding great, humble and committed players. I am an unbalanced player and I like the sacrifice, I am back and forth, I like to be in the area. The goal is to be champions in everything we play, that’s what you want and that’s why you have to work hard ”.