The veteran striker Paolo Guerrerohistoric scorer of the Peruvian team, signed this Wednesday, after arriving with the letter of freedom, a contract with the Avellaneda Racing Club until December 2023, the Argentine club announced. With just turned 39 (he celebrated them on January 1), the man from chorrillos begins a new adventure in Argentine soccer.
On his official account Twitterthe Academy He published four photographs in which you can see the man who was international between 2004 and 2021 with the franjirroja team, with which he scored 39 goals in 107 games, stamping his signature on the contract. In the images he also appears holding the albiceleste shirt of the racing with the number 22 that he will wear on his back.
The experienced striker from Lima had passed a medical examination on Tuesday in Buenos Airesprior to his signing by the group of avellaneda, which he defined as a “great team” in football. “has to Fernando (Gago) who, from what I’ve seen, likes to push up. That motivates any player, especially me, who likes that intensity in matches. It is a winning team, which has been playing at a very good level. I hope to be there as soon as possible and contribute a lot to the team,” said the Peruvian striker the day before.
The news of Guerrero’s signing for Argentine soccer had an echo even in the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol)who in the official account of the Copa Libertadores wrote about the return of the striker. “A historic scorer returns to CONMEBOL #Libertadores” Paolo Guerrero signed with @RacingClub and will play the tournament in 2023 with La Academia,” he wrote on Twitter.
His arrival shook the Argentine soccer market, which will feature the former player of the Bayern Munich after 10 years in Brazil. With the Bavarian team he won two bundesligatwo cupsa League Cup and one Super Cup. After forging his career in Germany both in the bayern as in the hamburgGuerrero played in the corinthians (2012-2015), the flamenco (2015-2018), the Inter Porto Alegre (2019-2021) and the Avai (2022), with whom he barely played 10 official matches without scoring so much.
Winner of a Intertoto Cup with the hamburgand a Club World Cup and one South American Cup Winners’ Cup with the corinthianswill fight for a place in the offensive of the team led by Fernando Gago with Maximilian Romero Y Nicholas Reniero. His last game was on October 2, 2022, when he played just 22 minutes against him Athletic Goianiense.
Then he suffered from an injury to his right knee, the same one in which he suffered a torn ligament in 2020 and which led him to undergo surgery at the end of 2021.