Liga MX side, Santos Laguna are reportedly close to a double swoop for two of Lanús’ most valuable assets. It is understood that the wealthy Mexican side have offered $8 million for the transfers of goalkeeper, Agustín Marchesín and midfielder, Diego González and the only part remaining is the players to agree terms.
Santos were Liga MX champions back in 2012 and have grown into one of the leagues most competitive sides in recent years, despite not qualifying for the playoffs this season. Only six months ago, Los Guerreros poached defender, Carlos Izquierdoz from Lanús and Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side have suffered since the loss of Izquierdoz along with defensive partner, Paolo Goltz, who at the same time signed for Club America.
Despite the loss of these two to México, Lanús managed to put together a title challenge this season that was only ended last weekend with the 2-2 draw at home to Boca Juniors. However, the possible departures of Marchesín and González would be a huge blow.
Like nearly all Argentine clubs, $8 million is a difficult amount of money to turn down but with both players entering their primes at 26 years of age, they will be difficult to replace. Marchesín was recently called up to the Argentina squad by Gerardo Martino and Diego González has been a consistent perfomer in central midfield.
Both players playing have been part of the club since they were young but the money in México will be hard to turn down. Santos have reportedly already agreed a deal to sell, Colombian striker, Darwin Quintaro to Club America and with the funds, have Marchesín and González in the crosshairs.
The deal, at least for Marchesín sounds as if it could be confirmed very soon. The goalkeeper said, “I know that the deal between the clubs is all agreed, now I have to fix my part. If I go, it will hurt me to leave this club that I love so much”.