Boca Juniors busy pre-season continued on Monday with the successful medical of talented youngster Nazareno Solís, who despite disgruntled noises from current club Talleres, completed a free transfer to the club.
The 22-year-old hadn’t signed a new deal with the newly promoted Cordobés club and although La T had threatened to report Daniel Angelici and Boca to FIFA over their premature approach of the striker, the deal would appear to have been completed regardless.
Solís completed his medical in Buenos Aires on Monday and is expected to sign a three-year deal at La Bombonera on Tuesday with former club Talleres set to receive 15% of any future sale as compensation.
“I’m fulfilling a dream of playing for the club which I am a fan of,” Solís told TyC after his medical.
After celebrating promotion back to the Primera, the departure of Solís is an early blow to Frank Kudelka’s team, given that the youngster ended the title winning Nacional B season as the leading scorer with seven goals from 21 appearances.
These performances earned him a place on Gerardo Martino’s preliminary list for the Argentina under 23 Olympic squad and so it is clear that Boca are acquiring a player full of potential.
Solís made his professional debut for Villa Dálmine in 2013 and although the youngster had a brief spell with Universidad de Chile, he found his way eventually to Talleres.
Not an out-and-out striker, Solís plays wide where utilises his pace and trickery to best affect but admits that he can adapt to positions across the attack.
“Commonly I play on the left wing as I am left footed but I can also play on the right as I have for Talleres and Villa Dálmine. My development has been on the wings,” explained the 22-year-old.
“We will see where they want me to play but I will give it my everything and the coaching staff will decide what to do.”
Since Boca’s elimination from the 2016 Copa Libertadores, Guillermo Barros Schelotto has brought in a further five new faces with Solís now joining Axel Werner, Ricardo Centurión, Sebastián Pérez and Fernando Tobio.