‘This isn’t goodbye, it is see you later,’ were the words of Maxi Meza to Independiente as his transfer to big spending Liga MX club Monterrey was confirmed on Sunday. One year on from seeing Ezequiel Barco head north to Atlanta United, El Rojo are left to replace another influential member of Ariel Holan’s side and the club must ensure that they replace better than they did on that occasion.
Meza’s departure was inevitable after a tremendous couple of years in Avellaneda that had seen the midfielder force his way into the Argentina squad but having failed to secure a move to Europe, Monterrey were finally able to agree terms with Independiente.
The Argentinian club confirmed on Sunday that a $15 million transfer fee plus potentially a further $2 million in add-ons and the full expense of two preseasons in Mexico and the United States would be paid for by Monterrey and with that Meza said his farewells.
— C. A. Independiente (@Independiente) December 23, 2018