Ezequiel 'Chimy' Ávila in a match of Osasuna in LaLiga


Chimy Ávila: "I could have been close to playing with Messi"

Published:15/03/2020 - 22:17h

Updated:17/03/2020 - 16:35h

Chimy Ávila was being one of the great sensations of LaLiga before his serious injury. His season, in fact, made Barça take an interest in him when he was looking for a forward in winter. His break from the crusader prevented him from playing with Leo Messi

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The Chimy Ávila was being one of the feelings of LaLiga in the first-half of the competition. The Argentinian was going out in Osasuna and added 11 goals in total in 22 parties, with 9 in League in 20 meetings. If the navarros were one of the teams disclosure in the first turn was precisely by the level of the of Rosario. His season caused that several big of Spain interested by him in the market of signings of winter.

One of the clubs that asked after the Chimy was the FC Barcelona, that looked for untiringly a '9' after the injury of long length of Luis Suárez. The clause of rescission of the Argentinian was of 25 million euros, a quantity no very high taking into account the performance that was giving. The rojillo is a tip of character, incisive, powerful and with the goal between eyebrow and eyebrow, by what there were few better options that he to relieve to the charrúa.

But before the Barça finished to decide , the misfortune cebó with Ávila. On 24 January, in front of the Raise, the rosarino broke the ligament crossed previous of the left knee, one of the worst injuries that can have in the world of the football. This truncated his possible signing by the group barcelonista and by any one of the others teams that showed interest by him.

In an interview to the newspaper 'MARK', the Chimy referred to how lived these moments in which Barça, Athletic of Madrid and Seville were after him and to what happened when lesionó. "I focused the head in the salvation with Osasuna, did not go in in this cloud. Perhaps my representative now when it go back say me, had this and this... There was a person that before each party commanded me a message by Whatsapp and since I broke me no longer received it more", admitted.

Like paisano and compatriot of Leo Messi, the still player of Osasuna ensured that it was near to be able to play with the '10', although it did not specify if in Argentina or in the Barcelona. It could have been near. To all would like them play with Messi because it is the best of the world. But it is not a dream like such. All this has a process and it is necessary to surpass it", ensured.

Sergio Bouquets called him when lesionó

The attacker recognised also that when lesionó did him a lot of illusion receive messages of legends of the football that admired when it was younger. Sergio Bouquets or Roberto Carlos contacted with him to show him his support and help him in what it needed. "It wrote me Roberto Carlos, called me Sergio Bouquets to offer me help in the recovery... Players that I saw of small by the TV. This Is giving me more strength still", concluded.

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