Gabriel Costa’s passage through Colo Colo had ups and downs. Very resisted at first, the Uruguayan nationalized Peruvian lived a rebirth in the team with the arrival of Gustavo Quinteros. Led by the coach, he became one of the mainstays of the team, both as a striker and as a striker. However, his irregularity in some matches raised many doubts. Even so, his name was one of those targeted to renew.
Three weeks ago, the Football Commission had agreed on the footballer’s continuity. Quickly, the sports manager Daniel Morón contacted the player to negotiate a new relationship. After the first proposal, the representative responded with a counterproposal that was presented to said commission. This was approved with some adjustments, but an agreement was finally reached between the parties last Thursday.
That day there was an exchange of emails, where the conditions of the new contract that would be extended for two more seasons were ratified. Nevertheless, On Friday the 25th, the player’s agent replied that he thought better of the proposal and decided not to accept it. Given the news, the club contacted Costa to corroborate this version, and he confirmed the information provided by his representative, along with thanking the club for their interest.
“Lastly, I want to especially thank Professor Gustavo Quinteros, and Daniel Morón for all the effort put into the issue of my continuity. Finally, we discussed with my family that it was a good time to close the cycle at the club. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to wear the colors of this giant from Chile.. I wish you the best always. Goodbye, Cacique ”, the player published as soon as his departure was made official. A few days later he ended up being advertised in Alianza Lima, a team that was always on the lookout.
The unexpected twist did not go down well with Macul and the first to express his annoyance was Alfredo Stöhwing, president of Blanco y Negro. “I was disappointed because we had an agreement with the player, although it is legitimate that one day the player has certain discomforts or doubts. But, well, he repented and decided to take a new path. He was a great player for us and we have a lot of appreciation for him, so best of luck (…). There was an agreement with the sports management, but verbally. You don’t like them to back down, that’s why I always tell them that I believe things when they’re signed because a lot happens in football. It’s a shame”said the leader.
The situation is considered a blow to the work that Morón was doing, who had concentrated his efforts on Chilean soccer players before the use of all the quotas for foreigners. Nevertheless, Despite this initial disappointment due to the departure of one of his strongholds, Gustavo Quinteros sees the situation as an opportunity to bring in a foreign reinforcement as he longs for. In this sense, one of those targeted is the Argentine Carlos Auzqui, who has a long history in football in his country, where he defended the shirts of Estudiantes de La Plata and River Plate and who today it is in the Ferencvaros of Hungary.
Precisely the name of the 31-year-old trans-Andean was analyzed at yesterday’s board meeting. “The option of seeing a foreign player opens up for us, we can strengthen the team well by being responsible,” said Stöhwing, who has already resigned to the departure of Gabriel Suazo. “It is more than likely that Suazo will not renew, we will have to aim for that, in addition to something in the middle and forward. We are talking about three more players. This is flexible, the idea is to reinforce the team in all its lines”, he added.
“We will have news in the coming weeks. We’ve already spent over a million dollars, but we’re going to do everything we can to have the best roster that we can. The forward lines of action are defined. It will depend on the negotiations, talking about amounts is always uncomfortable”, added the leader, who confirmed the purchase of Juan Martín Lucero’s pass.