The first part of the year ended for Pumas UNAM, who, once again, came up empty-handed (losing both in the final of the Concacaf Champions League 2022 and in the playoffs of the Grita México C22 Tournament of Liga MX). However, this does not mean that there have not been positive points during these months, such as the rising level of Juan Ignacio Dinenno.
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The Argentine striker closed the season with Club Universidad Nacional with 19 goals and four assists in 42 appearances, numbers that have aroused the interest of several teams in Mexico's first division and abroad, who are looking to acquire his services in the upcoming transfer market.
In this regard, the directors of Pumas UNAM have moved quickly to renew the contract with Juan Ignacio Dinenno, in order to avoid headaches in the future. Mainly because in December his contract expires and since June the attacker, who arrived at Cantera in January 2020 from Deportivo Cali, could coordinate his 2023 in another institution without leaving anything in exchange for the Auriazules.
However, according to ESPN, the deal is just a few details away from being finalized, with a termination clause of between US$8 million and US$10 million. Therefore, those suitors who wish to take Dinegol away from Universitario will have to pay the amount of money mentioned above.
The equation is simple: since it is presumed that a tempting offer will arrive for the protagonist, which will undoubtedly weaken Andrés Lillini's team in the sporting aspect, at least generate revenue in the economic plane.
Who would Pumas bring in if Dinneno leaves?
For the moment, Pumas has not registered any new signings, but there are some rumors about some players who could join the ‘Universitarios’ lineup or renew their contracts for the next championship.
Federico Vietto: The brother of the former Villarreal and Atlético de Madrid striker was in talks with people from the club, but there was no information about the conditions under which he would arrive. However, his name already appeared as an option for the next market.
Luis Montes: According to Mediotiempo, Chapo would not continue at León and Pumas is one of the clubs that would be interested in adding him to their ranks. It is worth remembering that, during the winter market, the 35-year-old midfielder had already been mentioned by CU.
Higor Meritao: Although his continuity has not yet been confirmed, according to different sources, the Brazilian would sign a contract extension with the club, so it would not be necessary to look for another midfielder.