The U gets into the fight for its ideal ‘9’: he is free after leaving his club

Universidad de Chile continues to move in the current market for reinforcements. The university cast, now under the technical direction of Mauricio Pellegrino, is in the middle of a process of restructuring the squad and, in this context, is looking for names that will enhance the team looking forward to the next season. The ‘9′ is one of the positions that focuses the greatest efforts and today it was confirmed that Leandro Fernandez He is the desired signing for that area.

As AS learned, the board of directors and the blue coaching staff will go all out in search of hiring him, after the 31-year-old trans-Andean striker did not renew with Independiente and was left with the pass in his possession. In this way, the U is fully involved in the bid for Fernández, who some time ago also made a name for himself in the UC: he was directed by Ariel Holan in 2017 in that ‘Rojo’ champion of the Copa Sudamericana in 2017.

In the last season with Independiente, where he also shared with former blue Leandro Benegas, the striker played 21 games in the Professional League, scored seven goals and provided four assists. In addition, he played four games in the Copa Sudamericana, in which he converted twice and provided three assists.

Until now, the ‘Romántico Viajero’ has only added the incorporation of the right-back Juan Pablo Gómez. However, there are two other names that are very close to arriving at the Blue Sports Center: the Ñublense midfielder, Federico Mateos, and the former defender of Colo Colo, Matías Zaldivia.