He earned his nickname from his own words. It was December 5, 2021, neither more nor less than at the Monumentale. Miguel Merentiel scored the second goal for Defensa y Justicia and shouted to himself: “I’m a beast”. Florencio Varela’s team won 3-2 in Núñez. And now, Boca fans are excited for a party in blue and gold in the next Superclásico, which could be on March 15 if River defeats Banfield in the tie-break that will be played to define the finalists of the postponed Champions Trophy 2019/2020.
Yes, the 26-year-old Uruguayan is Boca’s new “9”. In a negotiation managed in the strictest silence, Juan Román Riquelme can beat his chest. The idol vice-president has sealed off a powerful striker who will come to compete with Darío Benedetto (he has to serve a three-match ban), Nicolás Orsini (started last Sunday against Atlético Tucumán) and Luis Vázquez (recovered from groin surgery). The agreement with Palmeiras, holder of your season ticket, will be on loan for one year with the option to buy 3 million dollars.
The striker born in Paysandú, trained in Peñarol and baptized in the First Division with the Tanque Sisley shirt got off the plane that his teammates took to travel to play the match against Mirasol, for the São Paulo tournament, and took another course at Ezeiza. This Wednesday he will undergo a medical examination.
At the age of 21 (he will be 27 on February 26), Merentiel had a brief experience in Spanish football (Lorca and Valencia) and arrived in our country through Godoy Cruz. However, his best performance was in Defense and Justice, where he won the South American and the Recopa. From Florencio Varela he made the leap to Palmeiras, which paid off $1,800,000 for 80% of the subscription.
He was now the fifth striker, behind Rony, Endrick, Rafael Navarro and José López. That’s why the Brazilians welcomed the possibility of negotiating it with Boca. Frustrated with Roger Martínez’s attempt, they opted for the Uruguayan. Colombian is a weakness of Román. However, despite the fact that he will be released by América de México in June, he did not want to sign a pre-contract and his priority is to continue his career in Europe.
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