It is not at all a surprise that Juan Martín Lucero was one of the best values —if not, the best— for Colo Colo in obtaining the 33rd star. The Argentine gunner was the piece that Quinteros’ team was missing on the board and it was noticed: he scored 24 goals between local and international championships. More than enough reason for the albos to make effective a couple of weeks ago the option to purchase his pass.
Unsurprisingly though, that doesn’t mean the 31-year-old striker will stay at Macul. In fact, it is believed that offers will come for the Argentine, and before that, the “Cacique” board is attentive.
Of course, because they have already suffered the departure of several of their starters, such as Óscar Opazo, who went to Racing, and Gabriel Costa, who returned to Alianza Lima. Matías Zaldivia, Omar Carabalí also left the alba store and Gabriel Suazo could soon do so.
The albos do not want to lose power, and in the event that Lucero leaves the institution for an unbeatable offer, they already have an “ideal” replacement in their sights. This was reported by the journalist TNT Sports Verónica Bianchi in the program we are all technicians:
“I have the name that they are thinking of in case Lucero leaves, plan B. Let’s see, Colo Colo wants Lucero to stay, that as a priority, but if a very good offer arrives and makes them rethink the option, they would already have a name that, according to what I understand, is Diego Churín”, he shot.
Churín, let’s remember, already had an outstanding time in national football, wearing the shirts of Curicó Unido, Universidad de Concepción and Unión Española.
These experiences allowed the tall striker to later play for Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño, Grêmio de Porto Alegre and Atlético Clube Goianiense.