The return of Néstor Ortigoza to San Lorenzo de Almagro is one of the important news of the transfer market. The midfielder, champion with the Cyclone in the 2014 Copa Libertadores, the club’s first, returns to Boedo to retire with the Cyclone jersey. Ortigoza is 36 years old and comes from Estudiantes de Río Cuarto, a team that plays in the B Nacional. Although he signed an 18-month contract, the final decision to continue playing or not will depend on how he feels this semester. “To be able to return to the club that I love so much and retire with this shirt is a dream. I know it will be my last contract, I am here to add my experience ”, said the midfielder, who formed a memorable duo for the Cyclone with Pichi Mercier.
He came back much faster than you would have thought. A few months ago Lisandro López announced through tears his departure from Racing. Now, fans will be able to enjoy the idol again. Licha had left Avellaneda last January to continue her career at MLS’s Atlanta United. However, due to personal problems, he decided to return to Argentina much earlier than he had imagined. And so the third cycle will begin in the club of which he is a fan. López scored 75 goals in 205 games and at the age of 38 he will add experience and command voice for Juan Antonio Pizzi’s team.
Luis Miguel Rodríguez was the most outstanding player of the last tournament, which ended up consecrating Colón as champion of the Professional League Cup. Now, the Flea will wear the La Plata Gymnastics and Fencing T-shirt. Rodríguez, with a long career in Atlético Tucumán (played 292 games), was one of the Sabalero figures in the last tournament and the championship scorer with eight goals. At 36 years old, the forward born in Simoca will be able to add experience, talent and goal to a Wolf made up of many young people. In his entire career he played 405 games and scored 157 goals, and also stood out for assisting the strikers who accompanied him.
The last Copa América had him as a protagonist in the Bolivian goal. Carlos Lampe was one of the figures of La Verde and came to be part of Mauricio Pellegrino’s Vélez. The 34-year-old goalkeeper was very important in most of the matches, especially to prevent his National Team from falling due to greater results in the Copa América. He has plenty of international experience representing Bolivia and can be important for the Liniers team in a position where there is no established goalkeeper. It should be remembered that in 2018, after Esteban Andrada’s injury, Lampe arrived in Boca to play the final leg of the Libertadores, but he was a substitute for Agustín Rossi and did not add minutes at the Ribera club.
At 39, Fabricio Coloccini is ready to give one more battle. In this case wearing the Aldosivi shirt from Mar del Plata. The former defender of San Lorenzo will become one of the most prominent names in the history of Tiburon: the Mar del Plata team never had a footballer who played in a World Cup in its ranks; but in addition, the center-back that emerged from Boca has an Olympic gold and a youth World Cup. At the end of his career and after finishing his contract with San Lorenzo, he was encouraged to the challenge proposed by Fernando Gago, coach of the Mar del Plata. “He convinced me with his idea of the game, with the intention of being the protagonist and with his project,” analyzed the defender.