The former Vélez striker was released and could not reach an agreement in the negotiation with Xeneize, so he will not continue at the club.
While all eyes fell on Carlos Tevez and his fight with the soccer department, commanded by Juan Román Riquelme, another of the figures on the Miguel Ángel Russo campus also remained free. Nothing contractually binds Mauro Zárate with the Xeneize and, although the intention was for him to continue in the club and there was talk of a beginning according to some differences, the truth is that his situation had been in the background.
For the former Velez, the problem facing the institution was clear and, therefore, from the inner circle it emerged that he had no problem waiting for the Apache to be resolved before sitting down to negotiate on his own. And now that the situation of the captain had a happy ending, it was expected by the announcement of Mauro’s renewal. However, that did not and will not happen.
When Zárate surprised when going to Boca, from Xeneize it was announced that the striker had signed a contract for three seasons, until June 2021. Technically, it was true, but one detail was not mentioned: the last year of the link was conditioned to the fulfillment of a clause by the footballer during 2019/20. The attacker needed to play at least 45 minutes in 50 percent of official matches.
Of the 33 matches the La Ribera club played between the 2019/20 Super League, the 2020 Super League Cup, the 2019 Argentina Cup, the second phase of the 2019 Libertadores Cup and the 2020 group stage, the talented striker participated in 18 Although that figure represents more than half of the matches, only in nine (27% of the total) was on the field of play, the number of minutes required.
The soccer department had approached him with a first proposal, very similar to the one he made to Tevez: a one-year contract with a renewal clause for six more months to comply with AFA regulations, which requires new links are for 12 or 18 months. However, Mauro presented a counterproposal with two key points: a new and low exit clause in case of not having the necessary continuity and the renegotiation of the value of the dollar every six months. The leadership accepted the first request, but as with the Apache, it was unwilling to vary the value of the foreign currency. In this way, the situation cooled completely and, as reported in TyC Sports, it is already a fact that Zárate will no longer play in Boca.
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