In an express negotiation, Vélez put his foot on the accelerator and has already closed his first reinforcement of the year: and what a reinforcement! Emanuel Mammana He has everything agreed with Fortín and will sign for one year, with the possibility of extending the contract if the player meets a goal of 60% of games played in 2024.
The defender was free after his time at River and in Vélez they saw it as a golden opportunity, partly thanks to the interest of Gustavo Quinteros (the new coach) in having a top right-handed central defender to replace the departure of Lautaro Giannetti, who left free.
However, the negotiations were complicated, especially because Racing was also betting heavily on the defender. In the last hours, the Liniers club made progress towards reaching an agreement, making a significant financial effort. The idea of continuing after several injuries was what seduced the defender, who has already determined that he will wear the Blue V. In the next few days, the medical examination will be carried out to join the rest of the squad.
After the signing of the central defender, Vélez will seek to finalize the arrival of another footballer in that position (Joaquín Pombo from Arsenal was offered to both Vélez and Racing), a goalkeeper and a winger, all at the request of the coach, who has already clarified that he wants to have all the reinforcements available before traveling to Uruguay, where he will carry out the preseason.
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