Cardona could not train in Racing due to being close contact

The Colombian midfielder Edwin Cardona, brand new Racing reinforcement for the next season, he could not train for the first time with his new teammates because he was close contact of a positive case of coronavirus.

Cardona, who on Tuesday sealed his contractual relationship with the Avellaneda institution for three years, is isolated as a precaution so it will be swabbed on Thursday and, in case the PCR is negative, it will train with the squad.

While if the result is positive, the former Boca Juniors player could do your first workout as a footballer of the “albiceleste” team on Friday.

The idea of ​​the coaching staff headed by coach Fernando Gago is that the player from the city of Medellín, get into physical condition “as soon as possible” so that he is on par with the rest of his companions.

In addition, Gago evaluates the chance that the player is available for the friendly matches of the summer: Defensores de Belgrano (Saturday 22), Sarmiento de Junín (Wednesday 26) and Atlético Tucumán (Saturday 29).

The footballer of the Colombian team cataloged his arrival a Racing as “a good decision” though clarified that it was “difficult” because Atlético Nacional, club of which he is a fan and in which he made his professional debut, he also wanted to hire him.

“It was a difficult decision, Everyone knows that I am a fan of Atlético Nacional. We spoke with my family and I think we made a good decision. We are happy to be back in Argentina “, He said.

The three-time champion with Boca Juniors of the Argentine Super League 2017-18, League Cup 2020 and Argentine Cup 2019-20 also talked about his relationship with Gago, with whom he was a partner in the xeneize group.

“I had a very good relationship with him when we played and now he is going to work as a coach. I’m happy to be here and I hope we can achieve the objectives set for this year “, commented on his wishes for the upcoming season.

The Racing squad trained for the last time on the grounds of the Argentine Football Association where he carried out mobility tasks, passing circuit, reduced football and intermittent passes.

The footballers will continue with the preseason work at the “Presidente Perón stadium.

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