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San Lorenzo erupts in anger over Gattoni: from being applauded at the New Gasometer to going to Europe without authorization


The captain of the 'Ciclón' started on Saturday in the victory against Arsenal, after an alleged verbal agreement to sign a new contract. This Monday he did not show up for training and may not play for the club anymore.

San Lorenzo

won in its debut in the championship, on Saturday against Arsenal 1-0, but the tranquility vanished this Monday at the Boedo club.

It is that

Federico Gattoni

did not show up when he returned to work and

traveled to Europe without managerial authorization

to complete the citizenship process for him.

In the middle of a bubble gum


for the renewal of his contract, which expires in five months, and

strong interest from Sevilla of Spain

, the captain hit the foul and

he doesn't play for the Cyclone anymore?


All of San Lorenzo was shaken.

The shock is strong because he is a kid raised in the Barça youth divisions who also wears the ribbon on his arm in every game of the Ruben Darío Insua era.

Although the talks stretched much more than necessary, no one expected to reach this situation.

A large part of the leadership wanted Gattoni not to play on the first date if he did not sign his name before, but Insua spoke with the defender and after that dialogue he decided to count on him for the weekend since, according to the coach himself, The footballer had told him that on Tuesday he was going to sign with San Lorenzo if an offer did not arrive at the close of the European market.

Gattoni did not sign the renewal of his contract with San Lorenzo and went to Europe without notice.

Photo: AFP

This, for example, raised the internal temperature since Matías Caruzzo, professional soccer coordinator, did not agree.

As Clarín


, Caruzzo even cut off contact with Gattoni and his representative, Marcelo Lombilla, after the agreement was not sealed last Friday.

Gattoni was the starter and captain in the Nuevo Gasómetro against Sarandí's team.

The next day he would have requested authorization to get on the plane, but they told him that if he did not sign, they would not authorize him to cross the Atlantic.

He left anyway.

"We do not know if he traveled or not, but if he did, it was without authorization from the club. Neither the leaders nor the manager nor the coaching staff gave him the green light," they

say from Boedo.

The defender had already traveled to Italy to start the citizenship process in the first week of preseason in Uruguay.

But on that occasion he had been with the


of all parties.

The negotiation for the renewal of his contract, which expires at the end of June, began in May of last year.

More than eight months later, the issue remains undefined.

And now everything indicates that the end will be on bad terms.

The main knot was in the exit clause.

In his current contract is 15 million dollars.

But from Gattoni's representation they became firm that to renew that amount it had to drop drastically: to 1.5 million.

In San Lorenzo they put the cry in the clouds since it is a very low number.

The celebration of Federico Gattoni, 23, with the San Lorenzo captain's ribbon.

Photo: Juano Tesone - Clarín

In any case, they understood that they had come closer in recent days since they had finally accepted that request, but including two clauses, one for local football and one for abroad.

There was optimism in the Board of Directors to reach a good port.

The truth is that time passed and Gattoni did not seal his new bond.

Something similar had already happened before signing his previous contract.

In Boedo there are no good references to Lombilla, Gattoni's agent.

He has been in their sights at the Barça club since 2018, when the youthful Francisco Bonfiglio, under his representation, went to Villarreal in Spain through parental authority.

From that moment on, every negotiation that involves him has been cumbersome for San Lorenzo.

What will be the end of this story?

In Seville the versions grow that give Gattoni closer to Jorge Sampaoli's team.

At the Cyclone no formal offer for him came from Spain for the moment.

At this time, the management is evaluating what decision to take, although everything indicates that, if he continues until the middle of the year without writing his autograph, he will be removed from the professional team.

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Source: clarin

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