Possible Transfers for Las Aguílas
The end of Club América’s Apertura 2012 campaign which was labelled as a failure by the coach Miguel Herrera, also saw an out of favour and out of form Brazilian midfielder Rosinei placed on the transfer list. Alongside Daniel Montenegro, the two international foreign players will have to look elsewhere for a club, even though both have expressed their desire for staying in Mexico. With his season plagued by injuries, it was no surprise to see the name Rosinei on the transfer list.
29 year old Brazilian born Adolfo Rosinei has been left out of América’s future plans.
Club América have allegedly been in talks with Benfica of Portugal over a possible trade deal that would see 20 year old 2012 Olympic champion Diego Reyes, switch sides with the legendary 33 year old Argentine midfielder Pablo Aimar. The inclusion of Pablo in the squad would fill América’s last foreign player spot in the squad and inject some much needed depth and diversity in Midfield. Negotiations will need to be quick however with Chelsea FC being rumoured to make a swoop for the Mexican Centre back during the transfer window.
Diego Reyes has been linked with a move to Benfica SL and Chelsea FC.
Despite all the interest from Europe Diego is receiving, he has denied any contact with Benfica or European clubs and has said he is happy to stay with his current club in his native home of Mexico. So just exactly who América are looking to bring in to replace Rosinei’s position remains unknown. One thing is for certain though for the Clausura of 2013, With “Chucho” Benítez and Narciso Mina up front, América are going to have an attacking force to be reckoned with.
Narciso Mina to América
The top goalscorer in the Ecuadorian Serie A could soon become a part of Club América’s reinforcements. After impressing scouts all over the globe, the 29 year old said he specifically wants to play in Mexico. “I feel as though the players who stay here in Ecuador don’t get noticed as much as the players who migrate to Mexico. With that being said, I’m really keen to join one of the biggest clubs there and attract the interest of my national team (Ecuador). I’ve had offers from América and in the past from Toluca and Chiapas. I’m really keen to play with them (Club América) because I would also be playing along side the star striker (Christian “Chucho” Benítez) of my national team. That can only help my cause”.
Narciso Mina is unarguably one of the hottest players in Ecuador at the moment, it was only a matter of time before a foreign club expressed interest in the player’s services. His representative spoke out to the media and said “Negotiations (with Club América) are ninety percent complete and now it’s just a matter of getting a few signatures here and there”. After the not-so-shocking announcement of Daniel “Rolfi” Montenegro’s likely departure from the club this transfer period, América coach Miguel Herrera was quick to find a replacement. A worthy one too.
This season Narciso lifted the Serie A trophy with Barcelona Sporting Club. A feat the club had failed to achieve for almost fourteen years and no doubt it was thanks to the thirty goals Narciso has under his belt this season.
Narciso Mina with Ecuador’s Barcelona S.C.
Miguel Calero Pronounced Brain Dead
Former Colombian international and Pachuca legendary goalkeeper Miguel Calero was today pronounced brain dead after suffering a series of strokes deriving from cerebral thrombosis. Pachuca medics have told various media outlets throughout Mexico, it’s only a matter of time before “El Condor” experiences a cardiac arrest and ultimately passes on.
Miguel Calero celebrating Pachuca’s Copa Sudamericana final victory over Colo-Colo (2006).
Social networking websites across the world have been showing their support for Miguel and his family with messages. More notably is the use of “#FuerzaCalero” (which translates to “Have Strength Calero”) as a trending topic, throughout Twitter.
The recent hospital admission of the four time Mexican league champion has led to quality players such as Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, coming out and voicing his concern as well as his desire to score dedicatory goals in Miguel’s name.
As well as leading Pachuca to Mexican league glory on four seperate occasions during his 11 year stint at the club (Invierno 2001, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2007), he also won the CONCACAF Champions cup (2002, 2007, 2008, 2010), The North American superleague (2007), Copa Sudamericana (2006; Led the team to a historical first ever Mexican side’s prevail in this tournament) and the Colombian cup (1996) with Deportivo Cali. On an individual basis he has constantly won different awards including Goalkeeper of the season up until he retired from professional football in 2011. Since then he was allocated the position as Goalkeeper coach for the same club he played most of his career for up until his admission into hospital.
Pachuca fans will remember Calero not only for his trademark cap, but also for scoring a brilliant header in the dying seconds of a final’s play off match against Chivas Guadalajara, (and scored the goal with his hat still intact) after making a run from the ride side of the flank. The goal ultimately single handedly knocked Chivas out of the Finals playoff and saw his side progress to the next round.
Miguel was loved by many on and off the pitch and it was his personality that helped him get so far in his career. Whether you are an América supporter, A Chivas supporter, A Pachuca supporter or even a Barcelona supporter, it doesn’t matter. Anybody will tell you that today is a very sad day for Football.
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
Humberto Suazo, Chilean national forward who plays for Monterrey in the Liga MX was interviewed yesterday and confronted with the question: “Why have you been absent from training the last few days? Are you thinking of a move away from Monterrey?”. After thinking about the question Humberto started to fight back tears and then explained how he had been absent from training due to the death of his unborn child. He also mentioned how he isn’t thinking of moving from Monterrey anytime soon and how he is ready to start training as soon as possible because his “Love for the club” is one of the few things that can help ease the pain. RESPECT. Estamos contigo Suazo. Also in other updates, Uruguayan striker Ivan Alonso (the top goalscorer in the Liga MX consecutively for the past two tournaments) today announced that he has to leave Mexican football due to his hearts’ inability to cope with the high atmosphere in Mexico, following a heart surgery that could have potentially left him in a comatose state or worse. When interviewed he thanked his club Toluca for everything they have given him and has asked the fans to put football aside and think about his health. He stated that he doesn’t want the same to happen to him, that happened to his Espanyol team mate Daniel Jarque, who he watched die in his arms. Massive respect for both of these amazing players and the best of luck to Ivan Alonso in the future.
Meanwhile, Football websites and magazines around Europe and Australia are all talking about Cristiano Ronaldos holiday vacation with his girlfriend on a million dollar boat. It’s a shame how commercialised football is in Europe. One of the many reasons you will never see true 100% passionate football in that continent. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4410126/Cristiano-Ronaldos-got-a-bot-on-his-mind.html