Cruz Azul sets its sights on Colombian striker Duván Zapata of Torino in Serie A – La Opinión

Cruz Azul sets its sights on Colombian striker Duván Zapata of Torino in Serie A – La Opinión

He Blue Cross He would be looking for options for the next season of Mexican soccer and it is speculated that the Cement Machine would have its sights set on European soccer, specifically in Italy, where it would have shown its interest in the experienced Colombian striker who currently plays for Torino. Duván Zapata.

The information was announced this Sunday by the specialist in the transfer market, the Italian Fabrizio Romano, who on his social networks made a mention about the interest that the Mexican team would have in the 33-year-old attacker who has a long career in football. Italian since his arrival at Napoli for the 2013-2014 season.

According to the Italian report, Cruz Azul would have already made a formal proposal to the Torino team that acquired the services of the South American forward this season after having played the last seven seasons with Atalanta. The negotiation amount proposed by the Mexican team would be more than $14 million dollars.

Fabrizio Romano usually publishes fairly accurate information about the European transfer market, so Cruz Azul’s interest in Colombian Duván Zapata could take him to Liga MX.

The proposal that would have already sent the Cement Machine to Italy would still have to be approved by the Torino board as well as by Duván Zapata himself who is one of the main offensive references of the Italian team that this season has achieved a good performance in the Serie A occupying the mid-table positions.

The experienced Colombian attacker has done his bit for this performance by the team led by Croatian Ivan Juric. In 31 games played, of the 34 that his team has played so far, Duván Zapata has accumulated 11 goals, being his club’s top scorer and responsible for an important part of his team’s 31 scores in this Serie A.

The Colombian attacker has accumulated several seasons with 10 or more goals in European football and his best performance came in his first season with Atalanta where he arrived after passing through Napoli, Udinese and Sampdoria. He played 37 (of 38 games) of that 2018-2019 season and ended up scoring a total of 23 touchdowns.

Duván Zapata began his career at América de Cali in Colombia and then moved to Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina and then went to Italian football.
Duván Zapata began his career in Colombian América de Cali and then had a spell in Argentine football with Estudiantes de La Plata before leaving for Italian football.
Credit: Alessandro Di Marco | EFE

The news was known shortly after Cruz Azul played its match corresponding to matchday 17 of the 2024 Clausura Tournament of the MX League prior to the Liguilla, after achieving a victory on Saturday against the Diablos Rojos de Toluca (0-1) thanks to a goal from Willer Ditta that left them in second place in the standings.

Under the technical direction of Martín Anselmi, the Cement Machine turned the page on the disastrous first half of the season and in this Clausura 2024 they close the regular round just behind the Águilas del América with a record of 10 wins, five draws and four losses , positioning himself as one of the candidates to become champion.

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