Friday, January 25, 2013

1.25.2013: Matias Sanchez Done Deal Perhaps Now


1.25.2013: Matias Sanchez Done Deal Perhaps Now, Estudiantes Removes Road Blocks

Crew legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto talked to Federico Higuain about coming to Columbus.

And here we have yet another Argentine perhaps headed our way, and you have to wonder if "the Guillermo effect" is making this a possibility.

There only seems to be positives with Matias Sanchez:
1.) Matias Sanchez is only 25. 
2.) At 25, he already has 130 Primera A Division appearances in Argentina.
3.) He was involved with the 2007 Argentine U-20 World Cup Winners.

Sanchez has fallen out of favor with his latest manager at Estudiantes, and hasn't even been used as a substitute as of late.

This January window Copa Liberadore clubs Colo Colo in Chile and Penarol in Uruguay both had an interest in Sanchez but for whatever reason couldn't work out a deal with the Argentine defensive midfielder.

But on January 17th Crew officials had discussions with Sanchez about a one-year contract and Sanchez attempted to disassociate from his Estudiantes contract then, according to El Dia.

The road block by Estudiantes appears to be out of the way now, as of last night, finally Sanchez came to an agreement that allowed him to part ways with Estudiantes, once again the following quote from El Dia:

Sanchez, meanwhile, is all set with the MLS Columbus U.S., but only finished last night officially disassociating from Estudianties. Turns out there was very fine numbers that were not resolved and so the signing was delayed.

Sanchez would be a good capture for a Columbus team that values a defensive midfielder more than most, as they usually play two.

And a Friday signing would be a good way to end a week that started with the departure of Milovan Mirosevic.

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