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Chivas are looking to part ways with Ángel Zaldívar and they already have his replacement

El Rebaño Sagrado need a reliable striker.

José Juan Macías scored more goals than him.
José Juan Macías scored more goals than him.

Now that Chivas ended their participation in Clausura 2022 after they couldn’t beat Atlas in the quarterfinals, El Rebaño Sagrado is already planning what will be the 2022-23 Liga MX Season, as they know that they need to strengthen the squad.

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One of the things that is slowing the team from pursuing new additions is the fact that is yet unknown who is going to be Chivas’s coach for Apertura 2022, as Ricardo Cadena hasn’t been confirmed but neither has been announced a new coach.

But whether they have a new coach or not, one of the things that was evident during the season is the lack of a good striker in El Rebaño’s roster, as Ángel Zaldívar, who was the first option, only managed to score three goals, all of them with Marcelo Michel Leaño on the dugout.

José Juan Macías, who arrived after the season had already started, managed to score four goals, two of them in Liguilla, but his lack of shape and the injuries prevented him from playing the full season, which is why Chivas are planning on adding at least another striker.

Zaldívar’s replacement is a Dual Nat

The 28-year-old Mexican forward has never been able to establish as a consistent striker, which is why El Rebaño Sagrado is looking to replace him during the summer transfer window, and they already have a player in mind.

According to reports from W Deportes, Diego Abreu is in Chivas’s radar, as the Mexican Uruguayan striker has scored over 100 goals in the academy categories in Uruguay, where he has formed as a professional player.

Although he’s out of the pitches since December due to a torn ACL, he’s one of the best prospects in the Mexican academy teams, and according to Transfermarkt, his market value is set at $53,000, a sum that looks like a small investment for the quality of the player.

Will Chivas break the tradition with his arrival?

Although El Rebaño Sagrado has been signing players with dual citizenship, one of the things that stand out with Diego Abreu is the fact that the last time he played for a youth national team was with Uruguay, as Mexico hasn’t called him up in over a year.

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