The departure of Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodríguez to Saudi Arabian soccer has left Cruz Azul wounded, as they now must look for a new striker that could replace him for the second leg of 2021-22 Liga MX Season. Everything pointed to Boca Juniors’ striker Cristian Pavón, but negotiations stalled and his arrival to La Noria is not going to happen.
When conversations were on hold after Pavón tested positive for Covid, Cruz Azul started looking for other options and decided Robert Morales, from Paraguayan Cerro Porteño, could be the striker they needed. But recent reports indicate that the Paraguayan striker never received a formal offer.
Now, without La Máquina’s top options out of the picture, they’ve set their eyes in another Argentinean team, as they are interested in Vélez Sarsfield’s right-winger Lucas Janson, who they already approached. Cruz Azul might have to pay $4.8 million for his economic rights.
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Who is Lucas Janson?
The 27-year-old born in Olavarría, Argentina, joined Vélez Sarsfield in 2019 for $2.5 millionout of CA Tigre. During his three seasons with El Fortín, Janson has played 104 games, where he’s been able to score 17 goals and assist on 13 times. He’s under contract until December 2024.