The Guard1anes 2021 Liga MX tournament is over, and the Cruz Azul board of directors is already working on what will be the sky-blue pass market, once they were crowned champions of the tournament 23 years after the last title. The Apertura 2021 is coming and several highs and several lows are coming. And rumors are the order of the day.
Juan Reynoso anticipated that the three positions to be strengthened will be the center-back, who also plays as a winger, and who has a left-handed profile. He's joined by the playmaker, along with the one of a winger who dominates both bands and is ambidextrous. Center forward? They aren't looking at the Machine for the next season.
Rumors of discharge in Cruz Azul
Wilder Cartagena: The Peruvian midfielder today works in Godoy Cruz and Juan Reynoso already asked for it when he was heading to Puebla. From Argentina, the player was offered to the Machine for his affinity with the celestial DT and his friendship with Yoshimar Yotún.
Dorlán Pabón and Aké Loba: Since it was rumored that Jonathan Rodríguez could visit Rayados de Monterrey, the information ensured that the two foreigners could arrive at Cruz Azul in part payment. The Machine has already searched for Loba in the past.
Nicolás Ibáñez: Cruz Azul has already looked for Ibáñez in the past; However, today the Atlético de San Luis striker is closer to reaching Pachuca than to wearing the blue jersey in the 2021 Apertura tournament.
Ignacio Rivero: Cruz Azul is about to close the renewal of Nacho, after paying Xolos the purchase option established a year ago.
Raúl Ruidíaz: The Peruvian sounds strong in Cruz Azul, after Juan Reynoso slipped that they already looked for him at the beginning of 2021. The great obstacle is the 8 million dollars of exit clause that Seattle Sounders put in place.
Guillermo Allison (Cancún FC) and Lucas Passerini (Atlético de San Luis) terminate their loans and must return, on paper, to Cruz Azul. Considering the possible departure of Sebastián Jurado, Allison could stay.
Rumors of loss in Cruz Azul
Orbelín Pineda: El Maguito is claimed by Tigres UANL and Rayados de Monterrey. As he ends his contract at the end of 2021, the idea of both royal clubs is to offer him substantial salary improvements and to leave Cruz Azul free and without paying for his pass.
Alexis Peña: The defender came to Cruz Azul on loan from Chivas, for six months extendable to one year according to minutes played. Today he ends the contract and is agreed with Necaxa, however, the celestial have priority to define the future of him by the clause.
Jonathan Rodríguez: Despite the fact that Cruz Azul already ruled him out, the Uruguayan forward played at Rayados de Monterrey in recent weeks. The idea of the royal box was to offer money + two players in part payment.
Sebastián Jurado and Jaiber Jiménez: According to ESPN, Cruz Azul's idea was to let the two players go so that they could add minutes and catch the rhythm in other clubs before returning to the Machine and being the starters.
Pablo Aguilar, José de Jesús Corona, Shaggy Martínez and Alexis Peña finished their contract and haven't yet signed a renewal.