Racing’s abysmal pre-season has received a small ray of sunshine on Tuesday, with the news that former fans’ favourite Maxi Moralez will return to the club on a one-year loan deal from FC Moscow, the club he joined at the start of the 2007-2008 season. Racing manager Miguel Micó will be hoping the youngster can provide the craft required to steer Racing clear of the relegation zone, and to that end La Academia have forked out US$1.2 million for the loan.
Hi Sam! A brilliant website you have here! Hats off to you!
I created Mundo Albiceleste some time ago and John (from Malaysia) joined in to give it a boost and to make it a better place and he told me about your site. We have included a link and I’m becoming a regular visitor now.
Especially when you have a feature on Maxi! Being a Racing fan I was gutted to see him go. Most of all because I know he’s got a lot to give and it was a shame he was sent packing to a freezing bench in Moscow.
Now what I think is outrageous is for Racing to actually have to pay for a product of their youth system only 6 months after letting him go for peanuts. I mean…Independiente sells AGÜERO and they build a new stadium with the money. We sell MORALEZ (silver boot to AGÜERO’s golden in Canada 2007 Youth World Cup) and we get peanuts. Not only that, we then splash 1,2 mil USD and we don’t even know if he is fit enough and God knows when was his last competitive match.
Don’t get me wrong, he’ll be a blessing for Racing and we’ll welcome him with open arms, but the price we are paying (and the way things went) is what I’m against.
I’m concerned also with what will happen after DE TOMASO leaves (he said next year he’ll leave for good after he clears all the debt -of course he is doing it by selling all of Racing’s best youngsters (assetts) and we’ll be on skid row again in no time). The politics at Racing have always been our biggest problem and I’m afraid (almost certain) that we’ll see a lot of the old faces that did an irreparable damage to our glorious club. So my verdict, Sam, is that “No, mate. there is no light at the end of the tunnel” (even though I completely got your point).
Hey…if you need anything or just want to have a conversation, just e-mail me and we’ll be in touch.
Hasta el gol siempre!
Thanks for the kind comments and it’s interesting to hear your take on it. I’d certainly agree that Moralez’s return is going to give the side a huge boost on the pitch, although the finances of the deal are, obviously, a joke. Financial management like that isn’t going to help Blanquiceleste pay off the club’s debts…