Fabian Noguera’s injury in the match against Boca set off the deepest alarm among the estudientes and the leadership has already started the “Schiavi Plan”. As is known, the first leg against Paranance for the Copa Libertadores is coming up next Thursday 4 August, and Zielinski’s team was somewhat “lame” in that area of the field, hence the idea, as of the 2009 edition. Defined was for example, to go out again in search of a defender, for now, with the clock ticking, all eyes are on the Brazilian market.
Pincha’s emergency plan is to bring a powerful and experienced reinforcement to the job, but only for six months. At the club they know the stop with the Brazilian team will be brave but to be one of the best four on the continent is played for nothing less than a pass in the semi-finals.
That is why after 31 years of vast experience at Grmio de Porto Alegre, eyes immediately turned to Argentine Walter Kahnemann. Battle-hard from the bottom and top, and very knowledgeable of decisive examples, something like Rolando Schiavi was back in 2009 after his auspicious time at Boca.
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Another where Pincha’s focus is on a man from La Plata, Victor Cuesta, who incidentally does not have a professional past in La Plata and who is a member of Botafogo at the age of 33 and a good connoisseur of Brazilian football.
Joel Carly, 35, from Mar del Plata and ex-Quilmes, who is much larger in physical size, another who makes up the Botafogo squad from Rio de Janeiro, also appear in the list that was modeled after Noguera. .
A fourth possibility they analyze in Pincha is to bring back Gabriel Mercado, former Argentina national team and currently Inter de Porto Alegre. Also with vast experience in the Continental Cup, especially for his time in the river.
In the midst of the crowd, in Pincha they know that economics is the main factor in what they can achieve, at least, the series against Paranaense. However, there are other factors that will influence any negotiations, such as a shortened six-month contract, the willingness of both the club and potential candidates to take place in the central defence, and of course, the imminent closure of the market.