Nicolás Ibañez arrived at Pachuca in the Apertura 2021 from Atlético de San Luis, a team with which he had great performances and where he scored 57 goals. In addition, he was part of the team with which the Potosino team was promoted in the 2018/19 season, so he was a very loved player by the Potosino fans.
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After also shining in the first division, wherein 4 tournaments he scored 27 goals, Pachuca decided to buy the player who gladly decided to leave the San Luis team, since they never reached the playoffs and only fought for relegation.
Nicolás Ibañez was slow to wake up with the Tuzos, as in the Apertura 2021 he only scored two goals, a situation that seemed that the signing of Ibañez had been a failure, however, with the change of coach for the Clausura 2022, the Argentinean, former player of Gimnasia de la Plata, took his best version and scored 11 goals during the regular season of the Mexican tournament.
Guillermo Almada, who is the coach who arrived from Santos to coach Pachuca, reminded Ibañez how to score goals. In addition, the Uruguayan coach made Pachuca first place, and now that they are playing in the quarterfinals against Atlético de San Luis, the player scored again and made the law of scoring against his former team valid.
How much did Ibañez cost Pachuca?
Nicolás Ibañez joined Los Tuzos for 3.5 million dollars, a relatively low amount due to the player's great performances with San Luis in past tournaments. Undoubtedly, Pachuca made a great signing with the Argentinean who will now seek the championship with Guillermo Almada and his teammates.