Merentiel has arrived in Argentina and he is already undergoing medical tests to be Boca’s second reinforcement

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The Uruguayan striker Michael Merentiel26 years old and last pass through the palmeirasfrom Brazil, arrived this morning in Buenos Aires to join Boca Juniors on loan for a year and becomes the second reinforcement of the club, which had previously added Paraguayan defender Bruno Valdéz.

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The striker born in Paysandú on 29 February 1996 arrived in the country from San Paolo and will undergo a rigorous medical examination in the morning, while his presentation at the Boca headquarters is scheduled for the afternoon and hopefully he will train tomorrow with the team led by Hugo Ibarra.

Merentiel “will sign a season-long loan deal with a fee and a final purchase option,” according to Xeneize insiders.

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The Uruguayan trained in the lower leagues of Peñarol and then played in Tanque Sisley in Montevideo and immediately went to Spanish promotion: he overcame Lorca in the second division, Valencia B in the third tier, until he landed at Godoy Cruz de Mendoza at the beginning of 2019, to then sign with Defensa y Justicia where they won the Copa Sudamericana and showed their best version.

Although it has not been officially confirmed, Merentiel’s purchase option would be around 3,000,000 dollars and would not be the latest reinforcement from Boca, who will insist until the pass book closes (tomorrow at 20:00) by by hurricane defender Lucas Merolla, chosen to temporarily replace Marcos Rojo, who was inactive until June with torn ligaments.

Boca, the current Argentine soccer champions, made their Professional Soccer League (LPF) debut last Sunday with a 1-0 victory at La Bombonera against Atlético de Tucumán with a goal scored by Paraguayan Oscar Romero.

Boca will play at home again against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero next Sunday from 19:15 for the second round of the LPF.

Before 9:30 in the morning, Merentiel entered the medical center with a group of relatives where the medical examination is carried out. If there are no inconveniences, you will go to Boca in the afternoon.

Source: Clarin

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