A new transfer was announced for Liga MX 2022 and it is the departure of Renato Ibarra from Club America, and his arrival at Xolos de Tijuana, a team that praised the player's speed and experience in a press release.
The announcement became a trend on social networks and while many fans will miss the player, others talked about his problems on and off the field, and how these hurt him at the club.
Although this time Azulcremas fans did not tear him to shreds in their messages, as they did with Sebastian Cordova, who a few days ago left the team to go to Tigres.
With the departure of the Ecuadorian winger, the Coapa team freed up a foreigner's spot, which they can take advantage of to bring in a renowned reinforcement for the Clausura 2022.
Club America said goodbye to their player and fans called for more heads to roll
Club America, as usual, sent a message through their social networks in which they said goodbye to the player and thanked him for having defended the team's colors.
But the club's followers took the opportunity to ask for more players to leave the team since they "do not contribute anything to the institution".
Others said that they will miss the player, but that the team's priority should be to bring in new reinforcements now and not in the middle of the tournament.
Club America finished the regular season of the Torneo Grita México Apertura 2021 as the best team in the league and tournament leader by points.
However, in the playoffs, they were defeated by Pumas UNAM, and thus were eliminated from the Liguilla, losing the opportunity to reach the semifinals of the tournament.
As a result, the team's fans are currently worried about possible reinforcements for the club.
Renato Ibarra's numbers with America
The Ecuadorian player played 146 matches in the Azulcrema jersey, scoring 16 goals and providing 33 assists.
Although his numbers were good, the Ecuadorian was losing regularity due to injuries, but the lowest point was when an off-field problem.
Due to an accusation of domestic violence, the player went to jail, and this led him to leave América to play for a semester with Atlas.
Later he would be pardoned by the board to return to the team, but a new injury ruined the idea of gaining the trust of Santiago Solari and the board, who decided to make him available in this winter transfer market.
Ibarra's arrival at Xolos de Tijuana still not convincing to fans
After the Tijuana club announced through a statement that the player would join the team, fans on social networks were not very happy with the player.
Especially because of the legal problem he faced this year, and they did not hesitate to write tweets about it.
On the other hand, the team's statement highlighted the player's characteristics, such as his speed on the wings and his experience.
In addition, the statement highlighted that the player has been a fundamental part of the Ecuadorian National Soccer Team.
"Speed on the flanks, dynamism, and experience in Mexican soccer are the attributes that the red-and-black strategist Sebastian Méndez will have in his ranks with the new Xoloitzcuintle player Renato Ibarra", is what the press release mentions about the player.