After the dismissal of Sebastián Battaglia, it was believed that one of the “beneficiaries” of the situation in Mouth would Augustine Almond. In February of this year, the youth had a strong rudeness against the former DT, who has removed him from the team since then. With the assumption of Hugo Ibarra, the 22-year-old was going to be reincorporated into the Primera squad after a spell at Xeneize. However, he made a decision that fell like a bucket of cold water on the Football Council.
According to Julio Pavoni, Almond informed the leadership of Mouth who rejected the offer to renew his contract, which expires in July 2023. In addition, the youth intends to be sold in this pass market so as not to leave with the pass in his possession.
By not accepting the offer proposed by the Council, Almond You will be able to negotiate with any team from January 2023 to leave free in the middle of next year. the last player of Mouth The one who left under these conditions was Cristián Pavón, who arranged his transfer to Atlético Mineiro at the beginning of the year and left a few weeks ago.
The last game of Almond with the t-shirt Mouth It was on February 20 against Rosario Central. Since then, he was sidelined from the team but was reinstated in the Reserve under Ibarra, the youth team coach at the time. The intention of the Football Council was to reincorporate him into the Primera squad but, finally, he showed that he does not want to continue at Xeneize.
Last week, Darío Benedetto, who had been very tough with the youth at the end of February, made his opinion clear about a possible return of Almond to the squad: “We are very good as a group, he must adapt to what we are as a group. I saw things that I did not see in my entire career. Everything that happened, what he said, the attitudes with the group, with the DT … But that’s it, it’s there. If the Council makes the decision to upload it, we have to accept it and let it join the group in the way the group wants.”
For his part, Ibarra had said that he had Almond for the future: “Agustín is in a recovery process, that’s important, he’s getting well. It’s the club’s heritage and we’re going to evaluate it as time goes by. The important thing is that he gets well as soon as possible and working hard. I had him in reserve and he gave us a lot. I wish him a quick recovery.”
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