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Silvio Romero leaves Club America

Romero joins Argentinian side Independiente on a permanent transfer.

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After what seemed like an eternity of speculation and rumors, Silvio “Chino” Romero has finally secured a move away from Liga MX giants Club América. The highly dynamic Argentinian attacker will now have a chance to show what he’s made of in his home country with with 2017 Copa Sudamericana winners Club Atlético Independiente. The transfer was rumored to be in the range of 3.5-4.5 million dollars.

During his time with las Águilas, Chino Romero made 73 appearances across all competitions scoring 23 goals. The vast majority of Romero’s goals, however, came during his first two tournaments with Club América. Since then, las Águilas have seen the production of their dynamic attacker drop off considerably. In fact, this past tournament (2017 Clausura) Romero only managed to net two goals in the 15 matches that he took part in.

It will now be up to Miguel Herrera to find a way to replace one of the more dynamic players that graced the pitch in a Club América jersey over the last few tournaments. Players like Darwin Quintero, William Da Silva, Mateus Uribe, and Henry Martin will have to step up if the las Águilas will want to avoid a drop in form with Romero’s departure.

What do you think of Romero’s move? Did Club América make the right decision by selling the dynamic attacker?