Independiente reported that there was no agreement to renew Santiago López’s contract and decided that the youth forward would train with the Reserve squad.
“We inform that we have not reached an agreement for the renewal of Santiago López’s current contract, which binds him to the club until the end of the current year”Independiente published on its official account on the social network X.
“We decided that the player return to train with the Reserve team until further notice,” the message states.
According to the Avellaneda club, there were “numerous instances of rapprochement and negotiation” with the forward who played for the Argentine U-17 team in the last World Cup of the category and his representative, Tomás De Luca, although without answers.
“In response to each proposal transmitted by the club, We only find delaying and speculative maneuvers that they are far from promoting an agreement between the parties,” the publication adds.
“We will continue working to safeguard the assets of the Institutionprioritizing the economic and sporting future of the club above any protagonist,” the notification concludes.
At the same time, Independent reported that the defender Fernando Da Rosa and the archer Diego Segovia They renewed their respective contracts until December 2026.
“I want to stay”
The young promise of Independiente Santiago López broke the silence after the decision of the leadership to remove him from the squad after the comings and goings in his contract renewal: “I want to make it clear that I want to stay” in the club, he emphasized.
After what happened with Claudius “Little Devil” Echeverri in River, who had to be sold to Manchester City so that he does not leave free, in the “Rojo” they feared that something similar would happen with the other jewel of the Argentine Under 17 National Team, López, and they immediately met with the player and the representative Thomas of Luca to renew the contract.
However, the situation began to drag on and the rumor that the forward would not sign began to grow.
After the footballer rejected two contract renewal offers this Monday, the Independiente leadership made a drastic decision to urge López to sign the new contract and the player was removed from the professional team until he renews his contract with the team. club.
If that doesn’t happen, in the middle of the year, the forward could begin negotiating with another team to leave on a free transfer in December.
In the midst of this turbulent negotiation and the fans’ disapproval of the youth player due to the rumors, López broke the silence and clarified his interests: “I really want to renew at Independiente. I want to stay at the club and fight for a position, my representative is trying to resolve the differences with the club. I want it to be clear that I want to stay at Independiente”he stressed.
Starting tomorrow, the player will go down to train with the Reserve until he renews his contract and within the Independiente leadership they estimate that this will be resolved before Friday with the idea that the footballer travels to Mendoza for the debut of the “Rojo ” in the League Cup.
The Avellaneda team will visit the recently promoted Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza starting at 9:15 p.m.
For his part, the one who does have everything agreed is Thomas Parmoconsidered the greatest promise that “Red” has: He will sign his first professional contract until December 2027 with a high termination clause.
Coach Carlos Tevez He was delighted with the 16-year-old player, who was part of the preseason with the first team and has great chances of traveling to Mendoza.
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