Promise of the Argentine U-17 national team Santiago Lopez, He initially will not be part of the pre-season for the professional Independiente team in the United States due to his contract not being renewed, He will eventually travel to Miami, although his status with the club has not yet been resolved..
After several negotiations with the representatives of the young star, Independiente suddenly changes its position regarding joining the first team, despite disagreements regarding extending his contractThe talented player will participate in training in the United States under the supervision of Carlos Tevez.
Lopez's situation has not yet been fully resolved at Avellaneda as the board has noticed a change in the player's behaviour, Which led to the resumption of talks to discuss his continuation in the team until 2025.. Moreover, Tevez expressed his desire to include the young player on more than one occasion.
Last week, the coach commented that he had included him in his pre-season roster: “I have Santiago Lopez on the pre-season roster. If the Board makes another decision, it will be the leadership's responsibility to inform me quickly, because we will be leaving soon. It surprises me because I wasn't aware of it. I know the problem exists, and I'm not ignoring it, but if there's a decision made by the club, they should inform me.“.
The parties involved have reached an understanding, and the skilled striker will join the rest of the squad for the trip to Miami on Tuesday night.
Independiente will remain on American soil until January 20 and will participate in a series of friendly matches against them Sporting Cristal, Deportivo Cali, Olimpia Honduras.