The celestial directive managed to advance in the negotiation with Xolos to achieve the permanence of the Uruguayan
MEXICO – The winds turned in favor of Blue Cross in the possibility of staying with Jose Ignacio Rivero.
When it seemed unlikely that a negotiation would be closed with the Club Tijuana to make the purchase option effective for the Uruguayan steering wheel, Tigers withdrew from the equation with the possibility of sending Leo Fernández to Just, which has allowed the directors of the cement team and the border team to resume the talks about Rivero and they are very close to an agreement for the definitive purchase of the Uruguayan player.
Sources told ESPN that the purchase option is set at 4 million dollars and, to cover that amount, the celestial club will send a player from the first team plus the difference in cash., thus ending a novel that has had the fans of the Mexican soccer champion very nervous.
In fact, Cruz AzuHe wanted to make the purchase option valid since last December, when it was priced at 3 million dollars, but the payment had to be made with the forward Bryan Angulo and it was the Ecuadorian player himself who did not want to stay in Tijuana, With which Rivero he completed his second semester of the loan for a year in the celestial team.
For the summer, with a deadline of June 30, that is, this next Wednesday, the amount of the option rose to 4 million dollars and Blue Cross communicated to Tijuana that he wanted to validate the purchase, although he could not pay that amount in cash, but with one or two players of less value and money.
That was when the option of an exchange that involved the Uruguayan Leo Fernández de Tigres was activated. JustBut ultimately this option was dropped, sources confirmed to ESPN’s John Sutcliffe and Leon Lecanda.
Therefore, This same Monday the negotiation between Cruz Azul and Tijuana was reactivated and, if everything goes according to plan, the La Noria club will announce in the next few hours that it has made valid the purchase option for Rivero, with a contract of between 2 and 3 more years for the Uruguayan.
At the moment, the 29-year-old midfielder, key piece for the title of Blue Cross, he keeps training with La Maquina in the preseason in Avándaro and everything indicates that there will be Rivero for a long time as a cement maker.