Renato Tapia is having a great moment at Celta de Vigo. The Peruvian midfielder has positioned himself as a regular starter and has even been voted player of the game recently. For this reason, fans are demanding an immediate extension. What is known about his continuity in LaLiga?
Will Renato Tapia continue at Celta de Vigo?
Spanish journalist Julio Bernardo spoke to Michael Succar and Mauricio Loret de Mola about the level that Renato Tapia has shown in LaLiga. In this context, he emphasized the player's pride in being the undisputed starter in Rafa Benítez's team.
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“The truth is that we were very surprised by what happened. He was a player who dropped a foot and a half this summer. We were told he was unlikely to feature prominently in this course, but he took the challenge by the horns and more than earned the title“, held.
Furthermore, he said that both parties, both the club and the player, are ready to let him continue playing in LaLiga. “The extension is currently being negotiated and it is likely that an agreement will be reached soon (…). We will probably have news about it soon,” he concluded.
Why didn't Tapia complete his move to France?
A few months ago it was announced that Renato Tapia was about to move to Ligue 1 to Olympique de Lyon. However, his pass failed and he chose to fight for a position at Balaídos.
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On this matter, Bernardo confessed that his arrival in France was thwarted by a problem with the salary limit. “It was thought that his future was far away from Celta, but for one reason or another they gave him minutes which he used very well and at the moment he is the undisputed starter,” he said.
How was Tapia's performance at Celta?
First, Renato Tapia had to wait on the bench for minutes and a transfer to another club was even considered. However, the Peruvian midfielder gradually knew how to fill the eyes of Rafa Benítez until he established himself as a regular player.