Chivas finished a very hard regular season this year. The team coached by Víctor Vucetich passed through a strange moment after some players had to be axed for committing undisciplined acts. Alexis Peña, José Juan Vázquez, Eduardo López and Dieter Villalpando were separated from the team.
Now sport adviser Ricardo Peláez and Vucetich himself are working on finding who could be the replacement for those axed. Villalpando played a key role on the team, so his successor should be arriving soon. The midfielder is now a free agent looking for a new club, at his 29 years old.
Villalpando had a very large career, in which he played for Pachuca, Tigres, Monarcas Morelia, Atlas, Chiapas FC, Necaxa and Chivas. The replacement that Chivas is thinking on is a defensive midfielder who has only played in two teams in his whole career, and he is Erick Aguirre. The 23 years old was formed at Monarcas Morelia and left to Pachuca on 2016.
With a contract remaining until December 2023, Chivas will try to negotiate with Pachuca, as he is one of the players that the Rebaño Sagrado has been chasing during the last transfers windows. If he finally moves, he could be a great signing for Chivas for the next campaign, that could cost up to $5 million.