Even though things got back on track for Club America in recent weeks thanks to outstanding performance that Las Águilas had under the direction of Fernando “Tano” Ortizthe problems for them are still far from being solved.
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Las Aguilas currently 11 after 13 rounds of Clausura 2022with 16 tips thanks to four wins, four draws and five defeatsand even if they qualify for Repechaje at the moment, they still need to earn at least six more points from the remaining 12 if they want to clinch a playoff spot.
Club America is right in the middle of a cluster that goes from seventh place –Club León, with 19 points- up to 15th place -Club Necaxa, with 14 points- which are aspiring to win one of Repechaje’s six remaining spots.
Ortíz and Las Águilas know they have to keep up the good work if they want transcend this seasonas Santiago Baños and Emilio Azcárraga requested for Club América for reach the semi-finals if they want to keep Ortíz on the bench.
Guillermo Ochoa will leave no matter what
But whatever the result of Las Águilas this season, Guillermo Ochoawho is in the final months of his contract with Club América and has not begun to negotiate his renewal, will eventually leave El Nido as soon as possible.
The 36-year-old goalkeeper knows this is the last part of his career and moving to MLS would mean a raiseas well as more security for his family. Reports suggest he has already received a few offers from MLS teams to join them.
Club América knows its decision and is already looking for a new keeper which can replace Ochoa, like Óscar Jiménez is also on the last months of his contract and is open to listen to offers from other Liga MX clubs.
Who is the goalkeeper who will arrive at Club America?
According to TUDN reports, Las Águilas already asked Atlas what is the price of Camilo Vargasthe keeper who helped them win the second title in their history, for which he became the 2021 Apertura MVP. According to Transfermarkt, Vargas’ market value is pegged at $2.7 million.
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