After becoming Liga MX championduring his first season as Cruz Azul coach, breaking a 23-year-long streak for the Cementeros without a title in the Mexican league, Juan Reynoso isset to repeat the achievement.
But in order to be able to do it, first he’s set his mind on strengthening the defensive side of La Máquina, and is looking to add another center back, even though thy just added Alejandro Mayorga out of Chivas. It’s worth noting that Cruz Azul will play the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League and they’ll need a large roster if they want to succeed in both tournaments.
Reynoso has found in Alexis Duarte the defender he wants, after scouting his teammate Robert Morales, who is also in Cruz Azul’s agenda. Duarte currently plays for Paraguayan Cerro Porteño, and his market value is established in $4 million, according to Transfermarkt.
What could Duarte bring to Cruz Azul?
Alexis Duarte has played 62 games for Cerro Porteño, including eight on Copa Libertadores. He debuted in 2020 after completing the Academy process with his current team. With only 21 years, he already won two Paraguayan championships.