Although for a moment he imagined the Romero brothers sharing the Cruz Azul jersey, This Friday that peasant dream ended, after Óscar Romero made his arrival at the Argentine team official. Meanwhile, his brother Ángel Romero will remain in La Maquina, after being one of the last reinforcements for Clausura 2022.
Although many, including the Cementera fans hoped to see Óscar together with Ángel in Mexican soccer, the brand new ‘bomb’ signing of the Celestes, that will have to wait.
The midfielder signed this Friday the contract that unites him with the Xeneizes and with this it is the fifth reinforcement of the auriazul for this season. He arrives as a free agent after leaving the San Lorenzo last August. Like his brother they come from having little activity, Óscar has not played since November when he wore the colors of the red-and-white.
at a press conference showed his admiration for Román Riquelme, vice president of Bocaweight option that made him lean towards Boca Juniors.
“I had other proposals, but Riquelme’s call weighed heavily on the definition. He treated me very well and the fact that it is Boca seduces a player a lot because of the challenges he will have this year, with many important tournaments,” said Romero, who signs for two seasons.
Why didn’t Óscar Romero sign for Cruz Azul?
But he also confessed that another important value that led him to decide on Boca is that he wants to play the Copa Libertadores: “to play the Copa Libertadores, that’s one of the reasons, and I’m very happy with the decision I made because I know what the Libertadores represents for this club”.
The twin will be able to play as a link midfielder or in the left sector, he is Boca’s fifth reinforcement after the arrivals of striker Darío Benedetto, defender Nicolás Figal, midfielder Guillermo ‘Pol’ Fernández and young goalkeeper Leandro Brey: “I am happy to be taking this step in my career. Since it was agreed that he would come to Boca, I received a lot of nice messages from the fans, so I want to thank them and get ready, and prepare myself to be up to the team,” Romero concluded.
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