There were many rumors about his departure Leonardo Balerdi of Boca Juniors. The truth is that the only team that was particularly interested in having the services of a 19-year-old defender was Borussia Dortmund. Although the Xeneize leadership did not want to break away from the player, the German team paid nearly eighteen and a half million dollars (almost seven million more than the termination clause) to pass the defender.
Already formalized as a tightening of the tactical leadership group Lucien Favre, Balerdi gave an interview at the club's official website where he expressed his first Dortmund boxing sensation. "I was waiting a few days ago, I am very happy to be a needle, the training is very intense, but teammates have had a great way to join the group, very satisfied with everyone," explained Mr. Villa Mercedes.
As an introductory letter to the fans of the German team, the defender explained how he likes to play on the field: "I love playing, I'm aggressive, and when I wear my shirt I try to defend him to die and always win." It should be noted that he played with Argentina's U-20 national team in the tournament at L 'Alcdia, where the team led by Lionel Scaloni became the champion of the competition.
However, Leo remained cautious because he is still very young and has a lot to learn in the discipline. "I'm not 19 years old and it costs to change, but they've helped me a lot and my family always supports me, so I'm calm about it," the lawyer explained. Despite his young age, Balerdi has been compared on many occasions with first-level power plants because he is one of the players with the greatest projection of Argentine football.
In the following hours, former Boca Juniors travels to Chile to play U-20 from South America with whites. The Borussia Dortmund authorities have reached an agreement with the Argentine Football Association for Leonardo to challenge the tournament that takes place in the Trans-Andean country. With the loss of Agustin Almendra as a result of an accident, the 19-year-old defender appears to be the main candidate to wear the captain belt of Argentina's national team.