Agustín Almendra will not renew with Boca and there is anger: the thread of a life of lack, depression and family conflicts

In the midst of the leadership and football crisis that Boca is experiencing, news fell very badly on the Football Council led by Juan Román Riquelme. at the beginning of the week, Agustín Almendra announced that he will not renew his contract with Xeneizewhich had offered it for two more years, until 2024.

Nobody doubts the soccer virtues of the young man born in San Francisco Solano 22 years ago, but reality indicates that Boca could never contain it in the right way so that your career grows at the pace of your talent. Now, with the player’s ultimatum, the club is forced to sell him before his current contract expires to prevent him from leaving free or, what is the same, with the pass in his possession and without diverting money to the coffers ” Xeneizes”.

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With a complicated family environment and a very special characterAlmendra has several events that marked his career beyond football issues.

Agustín Almendra will not renew his relationship with Boca. (mouth photo)

A complex family environment and a family linked to crime

Augustine Almond was born 22 years ago in San Francisco Solano, a neighborhood with many deficiencies in the southern part of the province of Buenos Aires. With talent and will, the young man made his early debut in Boca in 2018, in a match against Independiente and became one of the jewels of the quarry, which grew up in a hostile environment and a family history in the sale and marketing of drugs.

In September 2018, it was news for the arrest of his girlfriend, Cecilia Fernanda Maciel, 40 years old, accused of the illegal sale of abortion drugs.

The woman was arrested by the police in a raid on the house she shares with the player and her mother, an aunt and a sister were also arrested for selling misoprostol, a remedy used for abortion, through social networks.

Agustín Almendra was born in San Francisco Solano.  (instagram)
Agustín Almendra was born in San Francisco Solano. (instagram)
Cecilia Fernanda Maciel lived with the Xeneize midfielder in Quilmes.
Cecilia Fernanda Maciel lived with the Xeneize midfielder in Quilmes.

In 2019, an uncle of the player was arrested along with three other criminals They seized a 22-caliber firearm, cell phones, money and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and base paste (paco). His grandmother was also involved in another act of selling cocaine.

2018: Agustín Almendra’s girlfriend was arrested for selling illegal drugs

In September 2018, Agustín Almendra’s girlfriend She was arrested accused of leading a gang that illegally sold abortion medications.

Cecilia Fernanda Maciel He lived with the Xeneize midfielder in Quilmes, where the Police carried out the raid and arrested her.

Almond’s girlfriend sold the pills online and operated by WhatsApp to finalize the delivery of the same to where the buyer requested it.

Almendra with her daughter and her girlfriend, in which 2019 she was arrested for selling an illegal drug.  (instagram)
Almendra with her daughter and her girlfriend, in which 2019 she was arrested for selling an illegal drug. (instagram)

Misoprostol was obtained by falsifying prescriptions with the stamps stolen from licensed gynecologists, although it was also smuggled in from abroad.

2020: the footballer spent three months without going to training and suffered from depression

Augustine Almond He spent a lot of time with his head out of football. It was three long months in which he did not show up for any practice and even did not answer the phone to the leaders. His extra-football problems made him evaluate the possibility of going abroad to play or abandoning the profession.

The 21-year-old was in rebellion for a long time. He did not want to play in Boca and nobody understood his position. First, they tried to convince him not to waste his chance to join one of the best teams in the world. Not coming to his senses, he was fined.

None of that worked, so Juan Román Riquelme had to enter the scene, vice president of the club and one of the xeneizes idols of all time. He perfectly understood what was happening to the young man and summoned him to have a talk. Shortly after, the footballer rejoined the squad.

Almendra suffered from depression and was about to give up football.
Almendra suffered from depression and was about to give up football.

In dialogue with TyC Sports, Almendra broke the silence and told the truth about the problems she had to go through before rejoining the Xeneize. He recognized that he walked the abyss of retirement.

I thought about leaving, it was a bad decision, but now I am very happy. I spoke with Roman and he told me the truth, that he had to be calm and enjoy. If you don’t enjoy this, it’s very difficult, ”revealed the flyer.

2022: Almendra was separated from the team after arguing with Battaglia

In January of this year, Almendra again lost the tiny balance that defines him, a little due to family issues that exceed him, another due to age, and who knows what else. That time, the midfielder rebuked Battaglia for the place he reserved for him in midfield, and after apologizing, and a new injury, he was once again part of the squad.

However, this time, he crossed another border. A very delicate one, according to what several witnesses heard. The football discussion mutated to disrespect and disqualification. And the decision endorsed by all parties was forceful: the footballer was separated from the professional squad.

Agustin Almendra was downgraded to Reserve at the beginning of the year, after a discussion with Sebastián Battaglia.
Agustin Almendra was downgraded to Reserve at the beginning of the year, after a discussion with Sebastián Battaglia. By: Telam

After Battaglia’s departure, there was the decision to add the footballer back to the professional plate, despite the fact that he has a bad relationship with several colleagues, such as Darío Benedetto.

For now, the leadership should start listening to offers for this footballer who once knew how to be a Xeneize promise and whose market value dropped a lot in recent times.

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