Cruz Azul closed its international signings with the arrival of Gabriel Fernández and Lorenzo Faravelli, who arrived in Mexico City to report with the team, and place themselves under the orders of Martín Anselmi, facing the Opening 2024.
Very early on Tuesday, El Toro, former forward of Cougarsarrived at Mexico City International Airport and gave his first statements as a cement player. The attacker, who will wear his third jersey in Mexican soccer, which he arrived with Juárez FC, added nine goals and one assist in 23 games with the Auriazules, a team to which he said he was grateful.
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“I had been happy with Pumas for six months for having opened the doors to me and given me everything they gave me,” he said. “I talked about it with the family, we were together for a long time. It is a very big step, happy for the new challenge, peace of mind and letting things flow, I am happy, already looking forward to meeting the team.”
The striker decided to take this opportunity due to the history of the Blue Cross: “The trajectory of the club, its history, the truth is that it is a very beautiful story and I come to do my best so that the club is as high as possible,” he declared.
Lorenzo Faravelli joins the ranks of Cruz Azul
In the afternoon, Argentine Lorenzo Faravelli, a midfielder from Independiente del Valle, arrived, where he coincided with strategist Anselmi, winning the Copa Sudamericana in 2022.
“It is a step that excites me very much. It’s an important thing that I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I have taken each step in my career as the most important and that is what has taken me here. What I want most is to train, get to know the club, the squad and settle in the city to have a quick adaptation and start performing as quickly as possible,” he said upon his arrival at the air terminal.
Both players join the arrivals of Kevin Mier (goalkeeper), Gustavo Piovi (defense), Camilo Cándido (middle), to have the nine foreigners that Cruz Azul has, joining Juan Escobar, Ignacio Rivero, Rodolfo Rotondi and Willer Ditta.
With these two elements, Cruz Azul closed the international portfolio and focuses on obtaining one or two more elements in the national environment, to have a complete team for the new tournament, which starts for the club on January 13, when it receives the Pachuca at headquarters to be defined.