Yorio could leave the club in the next few days

Out of coach Cuca’s options, the striker Lucas Di Yorio must be negotiated and leave the Athletico until the end of the season. According to journalist César Luis Merlo, Colo-Colo, from Chile, has advanced negotiations for the 27-year-old player.

The expectation is that the loan, with an option to purchase at the end of 2024, will be completed in the coming days. The athlete should arrive to be the reference of the attack and El Cacique’s first reinforcement for the second half.

Hired for around R$11 million at the beginning of the year, at the request of Juan Carlos Osorio, Di Yorio never established himself in the red-and-black attack. Passed over by Cuca, the Argentine was not even involved in the last two Furacão games – victory over Criciúma and a draw against Flamengo. The period matches Colo-Colo’s interest in the player.

The Chilean club has two other former Athletico players – midfielder Esteban Pavez and midfielder Arturo Vidal and aims to go far in the Libertadores – the round of 16 duel will be against Junior Barranquilla.

Indirectly, Di Yorio had an influence on the dismissal of Osorio, who completed 12 games in charge of the red and black team. In the 1-0 defeat to Londrina, in the quarter-finals of the Campeonato Paranaense, the coach left the Argentine on the field and passed over the Uruguayan Gonzalo Mastriani, who remained on the bench for the 90 minutes.

After the game, Osorio explained that it was a “personal choice”. The interview after the stumble preceded the Colombian’s dismissal.

With more chances, Mastriani and Pablo have better numbers

Di Yorio has ten games and four goals for Athletico this season. Two were in the Campeonato Paranaense and two others in the first phase of the Copa Sudamericana. The last of them was in the 2-1 defeat to Danubio, from Uruguay, in the fifth round of Group E, on May 15th.

The numbers are worse than the competition. Pablo has 26 games and scored 10 goals this season, while Mastriani participated in 23 duels and scored 12 goals.

Developed by Aldosivi, from Argentina, Di Yorio had spells at LDU Portoviejo, from Ecuador, and Cerro Largo, from Uruguay, before arriving at Pachuca, from Mexico. The best moment of his career was when he was loaned to Everton, in Chile, where he scored a goal every two matches – 22 games and 11 goals.

However, the greatest achievement was scoring the goal that gave Club León, also from Mexico, the Concacaf Champions League title.

In his last spell at Pachuca, before moving to Athletico, Di Yorio scored two goals in 16 games.

Without the presence of Di Yorio, Furacão is preparing to face Botafogo in the tenth round of the Brasileirão. The game takes place this Wednesday (19), at 7pm, at the Nilton Santos stadium, in Rio de Janeiro.

Athletico games in June for Brasileirão 2024

  • 19/06, Wednesday, at 7pm – Botafogo x Athletico, at Nilton Santos
  • 06/23, Sunday, 4pm – Athletico x Corinthians, at Ligga Arena
  • 26/06, Wednesday, at 7pm – Cruzeiro x Athletico, at Mineirão
  • 06/30, Sunday, at 6:30 pm – Vitória x Athletico, at Barradão

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