Fabian Bustos, DT of champion with Barcelona in 2020, confirmed that he left a list of players to reinforce the Canarian squad for the 2021 season. The names of Fernando Gaibor and Joao Ortiz, as indicated by the same Argentine strategist.
In an interview with Radio Huancavilca, from Guayaquil, the gaucho coach first assured this Monday, January 4, 2021: “For me, the main objective will be to fight for the championship and be two-time Ecuadorian soccer champion (with the Canaries and their personal three-time championship), we have to talk about that as always with the players. ”
Barcelona will make changes to its payroll for the 2021 season, with the departure of players such as Jonatan Álvez, Michael Arroyo and the possible loans of young talents such as Stalin Caicedo, Jean Carlo Montaño, among others. But, it will also add reinforcements to face the LigaPro tournament, the Copa Libertadores and, possibly, the Ecuador Cup (a tournament that is still under analysis).
Bustos explained that in the list of signings that he left to the board are the names of Gaibor and Ortiz. “Fernando Gaibor He is a great man, a very good soccer player. I wanted to take Joao Ortiz two years ago (to the Delfín, a club with which he was champion in 2019) “, he pondered.
“I left on a list with players, among those were the two of them,” added the Argentine coach to the Buenos Aires station. Here they also consulted him about the possible incorporation of the steering wheel Sergio Lopez, whom he also directed on the Dolphin.
Bustos did not confirm if his name is on the list, but he highlighted the qualities of the midfielder who played in Aucas in 2020. “I brought Sergio to Ecuadorian football. He is a natural hook, he has a good associated game, he has a good punch,” he said. .
He also stressed that his versatility on offense would be a plus if he reached the champion. “Sergio with me has played behind (Carlos) Garcés, on the outside, double five, mixed midfielder … for me he can play in the four offensive positions, he can do it on the left, on the right, in the middle …”, concluded.