Gonzalo Escalante will not renew with Eibar and will play for Lazio

Gonzalo Escalante will not continue at Eibar at the end of this campaign (2019-2020), since he will play in Lazio next season (2020-2021), as confirmed from Italy. The Barça club will not enter money, because the Argentine midfielder ends his contract on June 30, he has not wanted to renew, and he will be a free player. He will return to the Italian country, where he 'landed' in Europe after training football in his country.

Actually, Escalante's march was sung, since the kingpin traveled to Rome last January to undergo a medical examination with his new club. He was 'hunted' by journalists visiting the sports facilities of the Lazio, where he met the technician of the Roman team, Simone Inzaghi.

The sports director of the Lazio, Igli Tare, acknowledged this week in an interview with the television channel Sky than Escalante will wear the light blue shirt of the Roma team. Igli Tare He considered that the characteristics of the Argentine, a brave player, with experience and still young (27 years old), adapts to the needs of the team trained by Inzaghi.

He was the captain when Ramis could not play this season

Escalante has been the azulgrana captain on many occasions in this exercise, when Iván Ramis was unable to wear the bracelet because he was injured. The Argentine has played 20 league matches (15 of them as a starter), and one in the Copa del Rey.

Escalante (Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, 1993) was formed in the quarry of Boca Juniors, debuting at the age of 20 with the Boca first team on April 13, 2013, in the Argentine first division. After having opportunities to play with the Buenos Aires team in 2013, the same did not happen in 2014. In total, he played in 11 games for the capital team.

In 2014 he made the move to Europe, militating in the Catania Italian in Serie B (Second Division), where he played 26 games. Catania's financial problems helped him to fulfill his dream of playing in Spain, and to face one of his idols, his compatriot Leo Messi.

Escalante is the second Barça player with the most matches (144) in First Division

In July 2015, Catania transferred Escalante to Eibar, where he has surrendered from the start with his coach, José Luis Mendilibar, with whom he arrived at the same time in the 2015-2016 season. In his five seasons, he has played 144 league games -He is the second Barça player who has played the most games in the First Division-, in which he has scored 10 goals and has given eight assists. He has almost always played as a pivot or midfielder, although he has sometimes done it on the right wing.

Eibar returns to training in Ipurua almost three months later

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Eibar returned to training at Ipurúa on Wednesday, almost three months after he last did it. The coronavirus, which has stopped the League and much of the economic and social activity, has prevented the Gipuzkoan team from First division work on your fief.

The last time those trained by José Luis Mendilibar They exercised on the Eibarrés soccer field on Thursday, March 12, the day before the Real Madrid-Eibar match, which was to take place on Friday March 13 at the Santiago Bernabéu behind closed doors. At the end of said work session, the suspension of the competition by COVID-19 was announced.

On Wednesday June 3, 83 days later, Eibar has returned to the stadium where it will play the five games at home you have left to finish the 2019-2020 season. The competition will resume for the azulgranas with the duel Real Madrid-Eibar that will take place in Valdebebas (Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium) Sunday, June 14 (7:30 p.m.). With hardly any rest time Eibar-Athletic Club will be played in Ipurua Wednesday, June 17 (7:30 p.m.).

Since the football de-escalation began after two months of confinement at home, the azulgrana establishment has been trained in the sports facilities of Atxabalpe, in Mondragon. The eibarrés club chose Atxabalpe to prepare for their return to the activity, since it has two playing fields (while in Ipurua there is only one, since the annex is under construction).

On May 9 the Eibar in Atxabalpe began the individual training sessions established by the The league (Professional club association) for the return of professional soccer, while on the 18th it was already possible to do so in three groups of 10 soccer players, and last week up to 14 athletes could work together. Since last Monday, June 1, the azulgranas have exercised with 'normality', that is to say without limit of players in the training field.

As there will be no friendly matches before the league restart, Mendilibar decided to change the stage on Wednesday to face a trial for the competition. Thus, the coach prepared three matches of 15 minutes each, in which 23 players of the 24 that make up the first team squad have participated. The only one who has not participated in the 'partidillos' has been Iván Ramis, who has exercised aloneBecause he is still recovering from an arthroscopy of his right knee that he underwent on February 18. The rest of the soccer players have exercised normally.

Eibar will return to Atxabalpe on Thursday and Friday and will close the training week on Saturday with another session in Ipurua. As it happens since the eibarreses began their return to activity in May, they have a weekly rest day, which is Sunday. That circumstance will vary next week, since it will be on Sunday when the Catalans will visit Real Madrid in Valdebebas, due to the works of the Santiago Bernabéu.