The next 9 of Boca ?: A national team forward confirmed contacts with the Council led by Riquelme

Gabriel Ávalos against Boca Juniors, the day he was injured (@ gabi.ava11)

One of the best strikers in Argentine football is in the sights of Boca Juniors and it’s about Gabriel Avalos, Argentinos Juniors attacker who showed a great level in the team he directs Gabriel Milito, especially in the group stage of the Libertadores Cup (scored three goals). The Paraguayan footballer himself confirmed the efforts of the La Ribera club, although he clarified that he does not know when he would be hired, if it is confirmed.

The intentions are there, but I don’t know if for this market or the next. My representative takes care of that”, Explained the forward in dialogue with the Paraguayan radio program Big football. Currently, the player is in Paraguay but, he would have decided to return to Argentina due to these negotiations.

The Guarani gunner has a small fissure in the second toe of his left foot, the result of a blow he received in the tie (1-1) just in the match against Boca Juniors played in The Bombonera the past 8 of August, party in which it had to be substituted.

The Paraguayan must have the area immobilized for a month and will have between two or three months of recovery, since it is a difficult area to heal.

Ávalos is 30 years old (10/12/1990) and is 1.88 meters tall. Despite his height, he demonstrated good control of the ball within the area and it is common to see him define with a feint or hook before the last shot. He wins very well in both areas and has a lot of work with the physical game.

In the same match against the xeneize, against the brand of Carlos Izquierdoz (Fotobaires)
In the same match against the xeneize, against the brand of Carlos Izquierdoz (Fotobaires)

His career shows that he played for 14 different clubs from Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile: Libertad, Tembetary, Defensores de Cambaceres, Tigre, Gimnasia La Plata, Independiente de Campo Grande, General Díaz, Concepción, Crucero del Norte, Peñarol, Nueva Chicago , Godoy Cruz, Patronato and Argentinos Juniors.

For now, his eight seasons in Argentine soccer are divided between First Division and Ascent. He converted 35 goals in 133 games matches (113 as a starter and 20 as a substitute). These numbers give Avalos an average of 0.26 points per game.

It also transpired that the forward had a talk with Eduardo Berizzo, coach of the Paraguayan team, who asked him to consolidate himself into a team and to become its 9th starter.

The negotiations are led Marcelo Delgado placeholder image, member of Soccer Council from Boca Juniors and everything seems to indicate that there is a good predisposition between the parties. Player contract ends next December 31st and the entity of La Paternal will seek to renew its link to prevent it from leaving for free in January. Today the pass market for clubs that sold abroad is due, which is the case of Boca Juniors.

In this pass market the blue and gold club lacked a center forward. With the departure of Ramon Ábila, Carlos Tevez and Mauro Zárate and the arrival of Nicolas Orsini solely in that position, in the team now led by Sebastian Battaglia that’s a pending fee.

During this year several names sounded like possible variants to occupy the position of center forward, from the Uruguayans Edinson cavani and Juan Ignacio Ramírez, until the hypothetical turns of Jonathan Calleri or from Darius Benedetto. In the middle, the only one who joined was Orsini.