Cruz Azul reinforcements arrived at CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán

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The coaching staff of “Potro” Gutiérrez will make the first two signings of the cement team under his command

Reinforcements from Cruz Azul arrived in CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán

Cruz Azul reinforcements arrived in CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán (Photo by Juan MABROMATA/POOL/AFP)

Cruz AzulHe is already preparing the project for the next tournament. Although the Mexican league has just finished and attention is focused on the next edition of the Qatar World Cup 2022, the cement institution is preparing two new reinforcements for what will be Clausura 2023. They are Ramiro Carrera and Augusto Lotti, who arrived in Mexico City this morning to report to the club.

Both footballers are of Argentine nationality and arrive from Atlético Tucumán. The signings are still to be finalized and for this, they must present and prove the corresponding medical exams, as well as polish the contractual details. Carrera, attacking midfielder, and Lotti, forward, would then become the first footballers to be added by Raúl 's coaching staff. el Potro Gutiérrez.

“What convinced me was coming to Cruz Azul, it is a big team and well known. When they told me that I had the opportunity to get here, I told them 'please, let me go'. It is a very nice opportunity for me, and (now) I am here and I hope that I can take advantage of it one hundred percent, ”Carrera assured upon his arrival at the Benito Juárez International Airport.

Cruz Azul reinforcements arrived in CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán

Cruz Azul reinforcements arrived in CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán

According to the South American press, the Mexican team will spend around 2.8 million dollars for the transaction of both players: 1.3 million dollars for Carrera and 1 $5 million for Lotti. The elements were an important piece in the Tucuman squad that was one of the main entertainers in the most recent season of Argentine football.

“The truth is that everything happened very quickly, luckily I didn't have so many obstacles in the negotiation, from the moment I found out about Cruz Azul's interest, it was a beautiful feeling knowing that such a big club wants to count on me. When they told me about the interest and that I was in the possibility of being in the team, I did not even have to think about it, for me it is an honor to be here”, declared Lotti.

Who are the new Cruz Azul reinforcements?

Ramiro Carrera. With 29 years of age, almost ten as a professional, Carrera works as an offensive midfielder, normally playing on the inside right. With Tucumán, he played more than one hundred games in which he added around 7,200 minutes on the pitch, as well as scoring 18 goals and giving 13 assists.

Throughout his career he has also worn the colors of Gymnastics and Fencing, and Arsenal, clubs from his native country, and the Spanish Union of Chile.

Cruz Azul reinforcements arrived in CDMX for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán

Reinforcements from Cruz Azul arrived in CDMX Cruz Azul for Clausura 2023, both from Atlético Tucumán. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP)

Augusto Lotti. The attacker is three years younger than his compatriot –26– and currently has with a professional career of just over seven years. With the team Dean, Lotti played more than 6,000 minutes in which he recorded 21 goals and ten assists. A questionable fee for the more than one hundred games he played. In addition to Atlético Tucumán, Lotti has played for the Swiss FC Wohlen, and for the Argentine Union Santa Fe and Racing Club.