Relief for Gustavo Quinteros and Colo Colo: Blanco y Negro reaches an agreement with Leandro Benegas

The Colo Colo transfer market has not been very quiet. Although it added Fernando de Paul, Ramiro González and Matías Moya, it also suffered the departures of Gabriel Costa, Gabriel Suazo and Óscar Opazoall starters last season, in addition to Matías Zaldivia, another of the references of the albo dressing room and who surprisingly crossed the path to sign at the University of Chile.

From Qatar, where he was watching the World Cup, Gustavo Quinteros did not hide his annoyance at how the players left. “People are going to demand of us, I told directors all the time: that we have to try to reinforce this team and, if some leave, try to reinforce them in the best way to be able to fight the three tournaments”, he told TNT Sports from the Middle East.

The leadership is trying to appease this annoyance with the arrival of the Chilean nationalized Argentine striker Leandro Benegas. El Toro completed an outstanding campaign in Independiente, being one of the headlines and scorers of the Avellaneda team. And although it had a renewal clause, the fact of not receiving salary for several monthsprecipitated his desire to leave, something that in the next few days is going to materialize, leaving Leandro Stillitano, Quinteros’ former assistant, without a key player in his new process.

The attacker, who is an old wish of the DT, He already has everything agreed with the Cacique to be his new reinforcement and join for the next two seasons. In fact, In the last hours, the directory approved the arrival of the artilleryman, who will arrive to be an option for Juan Martín Lucero in the center of the attack. The advantage is that he can also move down the left flank, giving the coach variants.

In 2022, the battering ram He played 41 games with the Independiente de Avellaneda shirtin all competitions. Presences that earned him the mark of 13 goals and 6 assists.

Despite the fact that the medical examinations were carried out last week, the left side Erick Wiemberg has not been able to stamp his signature in Colo Colo, due to problems between Unión La Calera and Deportes Valdivia. This last club still owns half of the 28-year-old player’s letter and it is there that cement workers and the Torreón team did not reach an economic agreement to release him.

Despite these details, in Macul they trust to have the footballer soon in their ranks. In addition, as part of the operation they will leave for the Fifth Region goalkeeper Omar Carabalí and striker Juan Carlos Gaete, players who will not be taken into account by Gustavo Quinteros this season.

In the event that the arrival of the former Chilean national team becomes entangled, another option that they have at the Monumental is Álex Ibacache, Everton’s winger, with a good 2022 season.

Once these two signings are resolved, the board will look for a couple more reinforcements, including a foreign signing, to reach seven incorporations, the number that was raised for this season. Although the last word will be with the coach, who has already made his concern known about the formation of the squad for next season.