The footballer from Tumaqueño Ivan Mauricio Arboleda He arrived on September 4 to join the ranks of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid in La Liga Santander 2021/22 and since then he has not been able to play an official match with the team.
The Banfield and Deportivo Pasto exporter has many Rayista fans and the Colombian team waiting for his official debut in the Vallecana squad, as nothing that can start as a first baseman in the squad led by Andoni Iraola. In fact, at 25, Arboleda is a substitute for the French Luca Zidane and the Macedonian Stole Dimitievski, since throughout the campaign he has only been able to be in some official matches on the bench, taking into account La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Well, after several years defending the Banfield arch, The Colombian has had a difficult adaptation to European football after suffering an injury and after these unexpected changes he would be one of the options to reach clubs in Argentina as well as in Colombia..
In the country where he had the opportunity to shine with Banfield, Arboleda would have been wanted by Newell’s, a team that wanted to take him on loan for 6 months from Rayo Vallecano. One of the options that Arboleda could have in Argentina would be to go on loan for a season, as happened to Rafael Santos Borré when he was at Atlético de Madrid and River Plate at the same time.
In the case of Iván Mauricio, his contract with Rayo runs until June 2022 and he would have to wait for the opportunity to play under injury, expulsion or force majeure due to covid-19 in the Madrid squad.
The current market value of Arboleda is around 2 million euros, so if Newell’s intends to sign him, it would be convenient to wait for the end of the current contract with Rayo Vallecano.
But there are no suitors, because at the time there was talk of Atlético Nacional as a possibility for the goalkeeper. And it is that the Antioqueño team would be in search of a goalkeeper after the low performances of Aldair Quintana, or better, the discord that has arisen between the player and the fans due to the leaked audios weeks ago.
Although names like the Peruvian would be on that list Pedro Gallese, the bolivian Carlos Lampe and the Venezuelan Joel graterol, the one from Arboleda would be one of those that most interested the team for the 2022 season, where one of the objectives is to enter the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
So things, and thinking about the little continuity he has had, and that prevents him from entering the radar of the Colombian National Team, Ivan Arboleda He spoke this Sunday through his Instagram account and clarified the rumor of his possible arrival at the Colombian team.
“I appreciate the interest that teams like Newells (Old Boys) and (Atlético) Nacional have had in me, but it no longer depends on me, it depends on what the clubs do with Rayo Vallecano“Said the Rayo goalkeeper.
Thus, the words of Arboleda suggest that the option would be valid if from Nacional an economic effort is made that is accepted by the Rayista team. The clear thing is that, in the face of the failed hiring of Edwin Cardona, the pursuit directives would consider looking for another important name to reinforce the workforce.