The Alianza Lima roster will undergo some modifications for the Clausura Tournament and a casualty was announced: Edgar 'Pájaro' Benítez will not renew his contract.
Alianza Lima announced that Édgar Benítez will not continue in the club for the Clausura. (Photo: Alianza Lima)
Alianza Lima aims to win the Closing Tournament and the planning implies that the squad will be modified, both with reinforcements and exits . Precisely, this Friday a significant drop in the 'Blue and Whites' was known: the Paraguayan Édgar Benítez will not renew his contract for the remainder of the 2022 season.
The 'Bird' agreement expired last Thursday (June 30) and for a few weeks it was speculated that it would not continue in the institution. Although the 34-year-old attacker showed great development since his arrival in La Victoria, in the end there was no new link.
“ Thank you for your dedication and the good times wearing the blue and white. We wish you the best in your next projects. This will always be your home, champion”, was the message that Alianza Lima shared through its social networks. The fans did not hesitate to express their regret over the news.
Let us remember that Édgar Benítez was one of the important players in Carlos Bustos' squad in in 2021, which concluded with the national title. In that campaign, the 'Pájaro' added a goal and an assist in 19 games. Although the experienced Paraguayan suffered some injuries, he did not spend much time off the pitch. ]
Edgar Benítez's numbers this season
Throughout the 2022 season, Édgar 'Pájaro' Benítez scored a goal and provided two assists in 14 games played in the Liga 1 Opening Tournament; while he had another five appearances in the Copa Libertadores and managed to inflate the nets on one occasion.