Gastón Ávila, the “new Samuel” who asks for a clue in the defense of Miguel Russo’s Boca

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He comes from being a figure in the last friendly and will fight for a position with Lisandro López, Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Izquierdoz. Nico Burdisso, Rolando Schiavi and Patron Bermúdez say that he has xeneize DNA.

The pandemic that stopped Argentine soccer in March put Boca to diagram a 2020 with a clear profile for its squad. But that planning suffered logical alterations due to the lack of certainty about the return of the official competition.

Thus it was that what was agreed by Miguel Ángel Russo and Juan Román Riquelme in May, between positions to be reinforced, surnames to retain and possible reinforcements, was corrected with the fine tuning between the vice president and the DT, who share their football gaze and also market.

This is how Boca changed its strategy. Before the departure of Paraguayan Junior Alonso – he expressed personal problems, but his intentions were to collect in dollars again in a country with better exchange rate access – possibilities were analyzed.

He even carved the surname of William Tesillo, a Colombian who in León de México believed to be irreplaceable and priced him at $ 6 million. Impossible for Boca and the Argentine economy. In the midst of this scenario, the club improved Carlos Izquierdoz’s contract and ended the malaise of the central defender, who had been left with a very outdated 2019 dollar.

Between analysis of young promises, a message to Marcos Rojo to clarify his intentions and a stance not to invest except for a plenary session that will conform to all parties, on a day-to-day basis. the club found solutions indoors. Because the boy Gaston Avila He began to show that he had plenty of conditions to prevail in a defense in which only he was left-handed.

Russo analyzed it. Also Roman. And with the Argentine soccer date already run, the calendar winked at them.

“We have four central markers to play the Cup and only one stage of the local tournament, we must test if Ávila can prove himself at the club,” they said from the privacy of the Soccer Council.

For the CT, the 19-year-old from Rosario who only used a handful of minutes as a left back, is a player with great projection, strong, with technique and aggressive on the mark. In fact, they thought of him as a regular starter in the Super League Cup that was diluted on March 14.

Ávila passed a more than important sieve for him Boca World. It was not only chosen by Nicolás Burdisso, a connoisseur of the position. It was also under his command Rolando Schiavi, another defender with club DNA. The last observation was from the Bermúdez Pattern. All three agreed that it has potential in blue and yellow. Put the label of “a new Samuel” It sounds too risky, but they admit that their personality is similar.

In Europe they believe the same. Because when Boca captured him – he still has to buy 40 percent of the pass – he was already shaping up for a trip to Portugal or Spain. Ávila, in the youth teams, was a teammate behind Leo Balerdi, the kid that the club transferred to Borussia Dortmund for 18 million euros.

Why did it take so long to appear? Because a ligament injury took him off the courts in 2019 and after showing in the Reserve that he had a different quality: scoring goals. He did 5 in 7 games. After the injury it was difficult for him to reposition himself.

Until Saturday’s rehearsal, when Miguel Russo tried it next to another kid: Renzo Giampaoli. There, Ávila once again demonstrated that he is to be examined with the headlines and even left his mark again: he scored two goals against Estudiantes de Rio IV, both with a header, although one was annulled. In Miguel’s CT they took note.

He will have to fight for a place with Lisandro López and Carlos Zambrano but also with Carlos Izquierdoz, today vice captain. But his left-handed condition opens a different door for him and that he must take advantage of in each encounter.

Russo’s idea is to give him a clue in the matches of the local tournament, when the headlines focus on the Cup. Perhaps, the pandemic will end up being the best ally of a kid who Boca believes has more than one solution.



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