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Colombian midfielder Cardona set for Racing move

11 Jan 2022, 17:18 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Colombian international midfielder Edwin Cardona has completed a medical ahead of his expected move to Argentina's Racing Club.

The 29-year-old has agreed in principle to a three-year contract after parting ways with Mexico's Tijuana, according to widespread local media reports.

"I'm very happy to be a part of this new project and these new dreams," Cardona told reporters.

"It's a new stage. Racing are a great club. I just want to make the most of it and give my all for the team."

Cardona has spent the past year and a half on loan at Boca Juniors, where he also had an 18-month spell in 2017 and 2018.

The playmaker added that Racing manager Fernando Gago, his former teammate at Boca Juniors, had been instrumental in convincing him to join the club.

"I had a good relationship with Gago when we played together. I'm happy to be here," Cardona said.

Racing had yet to confirm the move on Monday night. Images on social media showed Cardona wearing a Racing tracksuit after completing his medical at the club's headquarters in Avellaneda, on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires.

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