The BetPlay I League is in its final stage and the different teams are already thinking about how to strengthen their squads for the closing tournament. One of the sets that began with its modifications is the Independent Medellinthat after the dismissal of Julio Comesana as technical director, he will seek to unite the necessary pieces so that the “powerful” reaches the final in the second semester.
The Antioquian team did not have its best season, since it was removed of 2 of the tournaments in which he competed. The club was eliminated from the homers of the BetPlay Dimayor League by finishing second in group B with 11 points. In addition, the D.I.M. He was also eliminated in the group stage of the South American Cup.
Although the main objective of the paisa squad is to get a new coach to take the reins from the bench, they have also begun to look for players who can strengthen the squad. The most recent signing was the hiring of the midfielder Christian Marrugofrom Águilas de Río Negro, as announced through their social networks.
Marrugo has a past in the club, when he wore the shirt of “powerful” between 2014 and 2016. The “creative” is very loved by the fans of the Medellinhaving been champion with the club in the 2016 opening tournament. In addition, he will be a great reinforcement for the squad, since he is one of the players who distributes the most assists in Colombian soccer.
The club announced his hiring through its social networks. Photo: Twitter @DIM_Oficial
The midfielder is one of the more experienced active players in the BetPlay Dimayor League and has worn the jerseys of Atlético Nacional, Santa Fe, Deportes Tolima, Deportivo Cali, Millonarios and Águilas Doradas. He has also had international experience having played with Pachuca, Veracruz and Puebla in Mexican soccer and having been called up to Colombia under 20 and older teams.
Marrugo arrives at Medellin after two years with Golden Eagles, where he was able to show that at 36 years old he still has a lot of quality and is one of the “brains” of local football. The Cartagena comes to complement the midfield of the Medellinwhere you will share with great players such as Felipe Pardo and Vladimir Hernández, in addition to helping to generate scoring options for the strikers of the Antioquia team.
This is the first hire of the “powerful” for the next season and the announcement of the new technician in the coming days. People say that Harold Rivera Roa he would be one of the candidates to occupy the bench of the “red of the mountain”. Rivera is remembered in the BetPlay League for having led Club Independiente Santa Fe and taking them to the final in 2020, where he lost to América de Cali.