It was odd that Colombian forward/winger Dayro Moreno was spotted in the box of last night’s Xolos match against Monarcas Morelia. The co-leader in goals in the Apertura would have been helpful for Xolos, as they struggled to mount much offensive pressure against Monarcas. Today we know why he did not play, as Colombian side Atlético Nacional confirms via twitter that they are in “advanced negotiations” with Moreno.
Atlético Nacional informa que está avanzando en las negociaciones con el delantero Dayro Moreno → https://t.co/CABtoR8Lps— Atlético Nacional (@nacionaloficial) January 8, 2017
In the brief article on the Atlético website, it says that the club has reached a tentative agreement with Moreno and that he could start the pre-season in mid-January with Atlético.
Losing Moreno would obviously be a huge blow to Xolos, as his twelve goals was three times that of the next closest goalscorers on the club - Gabriel Hauche, who was sent on loan to Toluca during the winter break, and Avilés Hurtado who is still with Tijuana. While it was just the first match of the Clausura last night, Moreno’s absence was felt. Forward Milton Caraglio had four of Xolos’ ten shot attempts and only one shot on goal on the night, and right wing Paul Arriola looked like he was adjusting to the speed of the game before being subbed out for Henry Martín at half time.
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