The difficult fall of the University Classic against the U. de Chile had a profound effect on the Catholic University, whose team found no solutions in the blue proposal and was not able to change or even equal what was done in lay people in Santa Laura field. .
The shortcomings of Nicolás Núñez’s team, which until now seemed tolerable, were exposed in Independencia and were the boiling point for a squad that – to quote Leo Messi – just couldn’t stop it.
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In this context, an exodus of players is looming in the foothills cast and there are nine names that will not continue, either because of the performance or dissatisfaction with their current situation.
Guillermo Burdisso, Branco Ampuero, Ignacio Saavedra, Brian Rovira, Byron Nieto, Franco Di Santo, Cesar Pinares, Gonzalo Tapia and Cimbi Cuevas half a foot from UC.
Rovira’s case is based on the fact that his loan has ended and his former club, Atlético Nacional, wants him back. On the other hand, Nieto is nearing the end of his loan and the team does not plan to use the extension.
Di Santo has a one-year contract ahead of him, however, the former Chelsea wants more minutes on the field, so he is focused on reviewing the options that allow him to have more continuity.
The case of Ignacio Saavedra is similar. The 24-year-old young player is out of contract at the end of the season and his focus is on making the jump abroad, which is why his representative is looking for a club for him.
Something similar happened to Gonzalo Tapia, who has not gained the desired continuity since his serious injury in 2021, when he suffered a rupture of the central hamstring tendon in his right leg and required surgery. The UC graduate’s desire was to have more minutes, so he explored migration opportunities.
Branco Ampuero’s case addresses the fact that his relationship with UC ends at the end of the year and there are doubts about its renewal. Meanwhile, Burdisso’s evaluation is because his performance is not convincing.
Finally, César Pinares and Cimbi Cuevas are in limbo. Nicolás Núñez trusts both and wants them to continue at Católica, but in the case of the former he has doubts due to his repeated injuries.
While Cristian Cuevas has a contract until the end of the year and it will be renewed when it reaches the deadline but the desire of the former Huachipato to leave Chile and try his luck abroad.
In this way, the Universidad Católica is preparing to make important decisions in the coming weeks, where they will have to explain who will continue and who will say goodbye for 2024.