Much has been speculated about the possible departure of Dayro Moreno from the Bumangués club, the truth is that today, the Betplay League 2022-1 scorer would not leave the team. Jaime Elías Quintero, president of Atlético Bucaramanga, stated that he has not had offers for the player, despite the fact that Deportivo Cali has shown interest.
“There is an economic issue that is the termination of the contract. We do not want him to leave, but we cannot force anyone to stay, we will try by all means to keep him in the team. We must remind him that at the beginning of the year nobody wanted Dayro, I believed in him, and the truth is that he is an exceptional player, different, he has a nose for goal and today he is the tournament’s top scorer,” he added.
On the other hand, there is a clause that does not finish convincing the bidders of Moreno. The team that intends to hire the player must pay Bucaramanga a figure close to 600 million pesos, in addition to a fine of 250 thousand dollars to Oriente Petrolero, for an alleged fault of the player during his time in Bolivia.
However, in the last few hours, Harold Lozada, one of the spokesmen for the Executive Committee of Deportivo Cali, stated in an interview with a media outlet in Valle del Cauca (Smoke Free Radio Zone), that Moreno’s business would be 90% ready.
“We are in talks, organizing the economic part. Today we are going, according to what has been achieved, to make a formal and definitive offer. They will make a decision according to what is offered (…). The offer includes everything: termination, employer, monthly payment and everything for a year. Football-wise, there is no doubt. Sport-wise, we all agree. What we want is for the business not to cost Deportivo Cali as such because we are in a difficult economic situation. We are almost achieving what had been their initial request. Today the business is at 90%, “said Lozada in an interview with Radio Smoke Free Zone.
The ‘helmsman’ is still at the helm of the ship
Another of the rumors that worried the ‘auriverde’ fans was the possible departure of coach Armando El ‘Piripi’ Osma. It was speculated that Independiente Medellín wanted to use the services of the Bumangués, however the president of Bucaramanga also confirmed that said rumor is not true. “I have been talking to him. He told me that he didn’t turn his back on his people. His family has asked him to be in charge of Bucaramanga”, he commented.
In addition, the president of Independiente Medellín, Daniel Ossa, confirmed that the current coach of Bucaramanga is not in the deck of coaches for his team.
possible new faces
An experienced forward would have been consulted by the leaders of Atlético Bucaramanga. It is the Paraguayan Roberto Ovelar, 36 years old.
“I have been talking to the businessman, knowing the interest of the player, also knowing his costs, but that we have something in advance, no, I simply called to ask about him and there we are. Hopefully we can have him in the institution,” said Jaime Elías Quintero .
The last club of the ‘buffalo’ Ovelar was the Municipal Sports Center of Peru, where he currently plays. He accumulates 1101 minutes played and five goals this year. Also, in Colombia he played in Once Caldas, Millonarios and Junior.
On the other hand, midfielder César Carrillo (29 years old) from Jaguares and winger Edwar López (27 years old) from Independiente Medellín have also played for Atlético Bucaramanga. Both would arrive free, after ending the contract with Jaguares and DIM, respectively.