Jorge Fossati spoke about Jean Ferrari’s statements regarding signing Yoshimar Yotún.
The great protagonist of the Peruvian transfer market is the ‘celeste’ midfielder, Yoshimar Yotún, because Jean Ferrari, administrator of Universitario de Deportes, publicly confessed his interest in hiring him, despite the fact that he has a contract at Sporting Cristal, a club with which that has always been identified.
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“We love it, and personally, I love it. He is an ideal reinforcement for the Copa Libertadores, imagine that midfield with Rodrigo Ureña, Piero Quispe and Martín Pérez Guedes, let’s see. For me, the Peruvian team is Yotún and ten more,” he told El Comercio.
These words did not go down well in Florida, and Joel Raffo, president of the ‘celeste’ institution, responded by stating that ‘Yoshi’, who has a contract for all of 2024, is not for sale.
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“Definitely, because of what ‘Yoshi’ represents, both on and off the field it will generate interest from national and international clubs. We know that and it is natural. However, we do not have the slightest intention that it can be transferred. It is not an economic issue, because whatever they put up is not for sale. He is under contract. Not only that, the club’s intention and project with him, and I think he has shown it this year, his first as captain, the commitment and trust is complete. We have no opening, not even, to talk about that possibility,” he shot on ESPN.
Yoshimar Yotún has been back at Sporting Cristal for two seasons, playing a total of 57 games in which he scored 6 goals and provided six assists. (League 1 Max).
These words did not make Ferrari back down, who revealed that he has already started negotiations with the footballer’s agent, that his ‘celeste’ counterpart will not be able to prevent his departure, if the player’s desire is to leave:
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“It is an issue that I wanted to make open because it seems to me that there is nothing to hide, in the case of a player of Yotún’s category, we have started conversations with his representative; But, if it works well, if it doesn’t work well, nothing happens. If his contract says that there is some type of clause and if the player has the intention, what Joel Raffo says will be left aside, that depends a lot on the player and the proposal. But if the player says no to the proposal, we will respect his decision. “He is more in Yotún’s court than in Raffo’s,” he answered on Nativa TV.
Jean Ferrari contradicted Joel Raffo about the signing of Yoshimar Yotún to Universitario. (Native TV)
Although the public fight for the signing of Yoshimar Yotún was initiated by Jean Ferrari himself, Jorge Fossati, Universitario coach and the main person in charge of forming the squad that will seek the two-time championship in the year of the centenary, surprised by revealing that he does not have knowledge about it.
“For now, we are in the internal analysis. Jean (Ferrari) hasn’t told me anything about it. “I’m honest, we met with him ten minutes ago, but we talked about other issues and not about footballers,” he revealed to RPP.
In addition, the 70-year-old strategist made a slight criticism of the way in which matters related to the transfer market are treated. Furthermore, he pointed out that this is not typical of Peru, but also happens in his native country: “In Uruguay, the industry without a chimney that works the most is that of rumor and in Peru the same thing happens.”
Jorge Fossati is the sixth Uruguayan coach to give a title to Universitario. – Credit: GEC
On the other hand, Fossati was calm about the possibility of Piero Quispe emigrating to a more competitive league after his great season. The Uruguayan commented that he is used to this type of situation, because in his country it is very common for those who stand out to quickly leave abroad:
“It is always a possibility. In Uruguay the kids leave you at 18 years old. It is a possibility, and I hope it is the best for him. I am counting on him at the moment, of course,” she concluded.