May 28, 2022
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Ceará settles final details and closes with Ecuadorian Renato Ibarra
The details for the hiring of the Ecuadorian Renato Ibarra have been finalized and Ceará hopes to announce the new reinforcements in the coming days. The club will pay US$ 1.5 million, something around R$ 7.2 million at the current price, for 100% of the striker's economic rights. The team that will face The Strongest, from Bolivia, in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana, saw the need for a strong reinforcement.
Initially, Ceará had tried a loan with an option to buy, but Club Tijuana, from Mexico, would only accept a definitive sale of Renato Ibarra. The Mexicans' request was then granted, as Ceará had the 31-year-old striker as the main target in the market for the season, after approval by coach Dorival Júnior.
Robinson de Castro, president of Ceará , was the one who negotiated directly with the player's agents and made the official proposal for Renato Ibarra. The official outcome of the deal depends only on Club Tijuana sending all the documentation so that the people of Ceará can register it as reinforcement. The Ecuadorian's contract will last for five seasons.
Revealed by El Nacional, from Ecuador, Renato Ibarra is considered one of the main football players of the last decade. The striker left the country when he was 21 years old to play in Europe, being hired in 2012 by Vitesse, from the Netherlands, where he stayed for five seasons, being elected three times the best foreigner in activity in Dutch football and being disheartened by the high number of assists. on goal.
Renato Ibarra became the idol of América de México
In 2016, the Ecuadorian forward moved to Mexican football, becoming one of the biggest idols in the recent history of América de México. In five seasons at the club, he won the 2019 Mexican Champions Cup, the 2018 Mexican Championship and the 2018/2019 Mexican Cup, there he also played for Atlas and Club Tijuana, his current team. With this experience Ibarra would arrive in Ceará as a great reinforcement.