The president of Celta de Vigo, Carlos Mouriño, said Thursday that “small fringes” are missing for his team to close the signing of Argentine midfielder Franco Cervi, a Benfica footballer.
“It is a recommendation from the coach and it also has the approval of the sports management. We have already reached a principle in agreement with the player and with his club, but little fringes are missing to close it. We hope to be able to close his signing very soon “, said the celestial leader after signing the extension of the contract of coach Eduardo Coudet until 2024.
The maximum shareholder of the Vigo club advanced that they are working with the idea of incorporating “four or five players”, after obtaining the departure of left-back David Juncá and midfielder Jozabed Sánchez, who did not count for the Argentine coach.
“We are going to try to make a compact team, we want to go all out. Knowing that we are economically disadvantaged with other clubs but we do not give up fighting for Europe, “said Mouriño, who admitted that the absence of Iago Aspas from Luis Enrique’s list for the European Championship was” a hard blow. “
He also thanked Coudet for betting on Celta “at a difficult time” because the team was immersed in the relegation zone when he arrived last November to replace Óscar García Junyent.
“When we went to look for him we did not have much confidence in being able to close his signing because at that time he was in a team – International – that was leading in the Brazilian championship. But from the first moment he opened up to us, he told us that he wanted to pass this test of training in Europe ”, he recalled.