It is known that Fernando Gago was impressed with the intense and dynamic game that Unión developed last year. The Academy coach likes that style of play, the same one he preaches in Avellaneda. That is why a great economic effort was made for Juan Nardoni, they consulted for Portillo and now they will also go after another player. They confirmed to Racing de Alma that Víctor Blanco and Luis Spahn, of a good relationship, have been speaking for another Unión player in this transfer market. It treats of Lucas Esquivel, left side of hardly 21 years and also a lot of future.
Esquivel, Unión winger on Racing’s radar in the market
From the player’s environment they confirmed that Racing has already made a specific offer for the Union side in this transfer market and they are waiting for the answer. The reality is that Tatengue does not have as a priority to transfer the player in this transfer market and they sense that the tournament that begins should be that of his consolidation in First Division. In any case, it will depend on the amount offered by the Academy and the conditions.
Lucas Esquivel is a 1.85m left-back who passes very well in attack and stands out for his punch. His strength is not the brand, but in an offensive proposal like Fernando Gago’s he would be a player who would fit in perfectly, since the DT of the Academy plays with very high wings. Until Thursday at 8:00 p.m. there will be time for there to be progress between Racing and Unión before the transfer market closes.
Other names that are in orbit
In addition to Lucas Esquive de Unión, there are a couple of names that still have a chance to make it in this Racing market. Until Friday afternoon, plan A had become Angelo Martino. The Talleres side was imposed as a drinkable option, but in the last hours his arrival would have been stuck. Andres Fassi, president of the T, wants to sell 100% of the pass for 1,500,000 dollars and Víctor Blanco offered 1,000,000 for 80%. This did not seem to be an obstacle for Racing in the transfer market. However, there are two complicating issues. The first is that the two presidents are very tough when it comes to negotiating and they count every rib. The second, and most important, is that Newell’s also got into the race and would be willing to pay what Talleres wants.
On the other hand, Gonzalo Escobar was offered. He currently plays for Ibiza in the Second Division of Spain and has a contract until June. This 25-year-old left-hander was already on the Academy’s radar when he played in Colón and before he went to play in Europe. At the moment he is a name to analyze and the guns will continue to be aimed at closing Angelo Martino, who today will run with advantages if Blanco decides to raise the offer.
Discarded Fernández Mercau, who will continue at Elche in Spain, a new name had emerged on Tuesday for the left side of the Racing defense. It was Claudio Bravo, former Banfield who is currently playing in the United States. In it Portland Timbers of the MLS he played 26 games and is a starter, so his club only accepts a sale to let him go and it is practically impossible for the Academy to break the piggy bank.