Monday, December 13, 2010

12/13/2010: Gimnasia Wants Schelotto To Bolster Squad

A family affair, Guillermo (right) started his career with 181 appearances for Gimnasia, his brother Gustavo (left) had 144 caps at the same time. Guillermo is likely headed back to Argentina with Gimnasia unless another MLS team makes an eleventh hour bid. Most Crew fans would prefer Guillermo end up back in Argentina then having his Crew image tarnished in a Fire or T.F.C. jersey for example.

12/13/2010: Gimnasia Wants Schelotto To Bolster Squad

With relegation staring them in the face, Argentina's Premier Division side Gimnasia and their new president Horacio Delmar are intent on getting Schelotto in the January window.

In Del Mar's words:

"I have a friendship with Guillermo that goes back many years. He currently
is contracted to the United States league with Columbus Crew, and on December 16 they will tell him what his situation is. We want him back at the club as a player," Delmar told TyC Sports on Tuesday evening.

"If all goes well, we would like him here immediately. Gimnasia must improve their play."

Schelotto started his professional career with Gimnasia La Plata back in 1991, where he scored 45 goals in 181 appearances for the club until Guillermo moved onto Argentine power Boca Juniors in 1998. Guillermo's brother Gustavo also had 144 caps with the club during the same time and Guillermo's father still works with the Argentinian top flight club.

Will miss Guille here at Columbus. Thanks for all you have done and best of luck in Argentina or elsewhere!


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