According to sources close to the club, it is rumored that Renato Ibarra will leave America and join Xolos de Tijuana for Liga MX 2022.
The idea being developed by the top management of the Aguilas del América is to be able to transfer Renato Ibarra with the main intention of vacating the foreign places in the squad coached by Santiago Solari.
This club currently has 11 foreigners, not counting the Chilean Diego Valdés, out of 10 possible registrations for the next Liga MX competition.
Should Xolos not be able to secure the player's services and not find a new opportunity, the player would have to be considered because of his contract with the Aguilas.
Therefore, he would still have a chance to remain with America, depending on what he sees in the preseason.
If there is no space for him in Xolos before December 27, he will have to report to Coapa.
According to reporter Rubén Rodríguez of Récord, the Xolos board of directors is only waiting for the player to pass medical exams before announcing his signing.
This wait is justified by the fact that Ibarra suffered a serious injury in the Apertura 2021 tournament, which kept him off the field for the rest of the championship.
Why are Xolos waiting for a medical report on Ibarra's health?
Curiously, the injury that cost the player the rest of the tournament came during a match between the Aguilas and Xolos de Tijuana, the Ecuadorian's next team.
The injury was so serious that the player had to undergo surgery on his left thigh and at the time, doctors were unable to give a date for the player's return.
All the press release said about his injury was that:
"The footballer underwent surgery today for a left thigh injury, where the biceps femoris tendon was successfully repaired and reinserted in the anatomical area."
In fact, the player was not able to return to the field during the whole tournament, which is why he is looking for a change of scenery.
What has Renato Ibarra's career been like?
The Ecuadorian has had a complicated year, far from what he achieved in his brief but successful career in Europe.
Ibarra was first in the Eredivisie, the first division of Dutch soccer, and played for Vitesse. Ibarra played 146 games for them and in that period scored 12 goals and provided 23 assists.
It was because of this performance that America became interested in him and in his first stay with the Coapa club, the player scored 12 goals and provided 34 assists.
Afterward, the player moved to Atlas, the current Mexican soccer champion, where he scored 4 goals in 29 games.
It was this time at Atlas that caused the player to have a significant drop in his game, which even affected his market value.
When he left America for Atlas, Ibarra had a price tag of 4.4 million dollars. At the end of his participation with the Zorros, the player had been devalued to 2.75 million dollars.
Therefore, it is understandable that the player has sought at all costs to return to America, a team in which he shone in his first stay, but could not in his second due to the injury he suffered.