Independiente has several open fronts and needs to face them all at the same time because its situation does not allow to neglect anything. And one thing also ends up being linked to the other. That is why while the team continues to splash in the mud at the bottom of the table and for the first time is in the relegation zone (along with five other teams) after the defeat in Mendoza by 2-1 with Godoy Cruz, one of its main leaders traveled to Mexico to try to seal the sale of Sergio Barreto and unlock the inhibition that has the Red handcuffed hands and feet.
El Rojo has to attack both its football and economic problems. While Ricardo Zielinski tries to recompose his boys after the setback in Cuyo quickly since on Friday he will receive Sarmiento in Avellaneda, the leadership wants to close once and for all the transfer of Checho to the Pachuca Group, something that together with the collection of the collection of the fans headed by Santiago Maratea (already exceeded 818 million pesos) will allow to lift the debt with America of 5.7 million pesos. Dollars.
Daniel Seoane left for Central America in the last hours to finish the operation in person with the Mexicans. The idea, according to what was spoken, is to sell 70 percent of Barreto for 2.2 million dollars and put an option of about 500 thousand dollars for the remaining percentage. It is necessary to agree on a tax issue and polish the form of payment (it would be an important part at the time of signing and the rest in installments).
Daniel Seoane is the general secretary of Independiente and traveled to Mexico to close the sale of Barreto.
When this is confirmed, the defender emerged from the Diablo's quarry will travel instantly since he already has his contract agreed until 2027. At the same time, Seoane will take advantage of his trip to talk face-to-face with executives of America and seek the final agreement to pay the debt and lift the current inhibition.
This will free up the club to make additions to the pass market. In fact, the Russian has already warned that he asked the leadership that he needs reinforcements to "be headlines." He wants to add hierarchy to a short squad and with a lot of inexperience the coach who for the moment can not stabilize an Independiente too irregular.
By the end of the year there is a long way to go. On the horizon there are 66 points to collect between the remainder of this current competition and the League Cup of the second semester. Only then will the descents be defined. But the reality indicates that the Red today is seen down there, in critical positions of loss of category and the concern was installed in Avellaneda.
The good news for Zielinski is that Ivan Marcone is recovering from a tear and on Monday he began to participate in football practices. Will he be back on Friday? It is the intention to recover a key player in a very unbalanced midfield.