Back-to-back league titles in the bag and eyes focused on a seventh Copa Libertadores title, Boca Juniors continue their pursuit of glory with another ambitious window of transfer activity, flexing the kind of financial muscle that almost every other Argentine club can only dream of.
A long running search for a more experienced pair of hands than goalkeeper Agustín Rossi eventually came to an end when a deal was struck with Lanús for former Argentina Under-20 international Esteban Andrada and a week earlier, Boca closed the transfer of Lucas Olaza from Talleres to cover for the injured Frank Fabra.
With eyes set firmly on the Copa Libertadores, an already formidable squad has been strengthened further with no noticeable departures to speak of.
Rossi has been a player that Guillermo Barros Schelotto has obviously been keen to upgrade for a while and that has seen Boca linked with the likes of Nahuel Guzmán, Agustín Marchesín and Gerónimo Rulli to name just a few. The 22-year-old isn’t a bad goalkeeper but was perhaps an area of weakness ahead of a critical few months in the Copa Libertadores.
Ultimately Boca didn’t need to look far for his replacement with Esteban Andrada on the verge of a move to Villarreal before Boca turned their attention to the 27-year-old and swooped with a $5 million move.
Andrada has established himself as one of the Superliga’s top goalkeepers over the past year or so and after injury to Fernando Monetti seized the opportunity to be Lanús number one. The Mendoza-born stopper was a vital part of the Granate side that went all the way to the Copa Libertadores final last year and Boca will be hoping that they can go one better.
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