After failing to break into Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s first team, talented youngster Andrés Cubas is set to leave La Bombonera and sign an initial six-month loan deal with Serie A club Pescara.
Negotiations are said to be almost complete and would see the 20-year-old join Pescara for a loan fee of €150,000 with the option to make the deal permenant for around €4 million.
Despite playing much of this season in the reserves, Cubas is highly regarded and this could prove to be an outstanding piece of business by Serie A’s bottom club.
A cultured ball winner in the middle, Cubas more than makes up for his slight frame with his busy pressing style and excellent passing. Much like Matías Kranevitter, Cubas has an awareness of space and his teammates that is often lacking in young players but unlike many archetypal number fives, whose sole purpose is to break up play, Cubitas is capable to join in and help link the attack from deep.
One of Boca’s academy who has consistently impressed, Cubas drew high praise from Juan Román Riquelme and Carlos Tevez when training with the first team and Copa Libertadores winning defensive midfielder Mauricio ‘Chicho’ Serna after seeing the teenager said, “I was really excited; he is a guy that has no ceiling. He is heading to be part of the history of Boca.”
Cubas’ history may lie elsewhere and it is perhaps a shame for Boca given the promise and his emergence at such a young age but it should not be the end of the road for the Misiones native.