The importance of Yoshimar Yotún with the Peruvian team it is far from the current situation of the national midfielder. After leaving Cruz Azul -his contract was not renewed-, Yoshi has not resolved his future and is still looking for a new club, which is why his call to the Bicolor is today his best letter of introduction.
Yotún did not renew his contract with Cruz Azul for sports reasons, according to journalists who cover Liga MX. Despite being one of the important figures for the Clausura title, his performance declined in the last six months, so the board decided not to continue with him.
Today, the Peruvian midfielder is training at La Videna – along with others selected such as Araujo, Gallese, Peña, among others – with a view to the friendlies of the Peruvian National Team in January against Panama (01/16) and Jamaica (01/20) ), duels prior to the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. Thus, these days you will have the activity that you do not have in clubs.
This morning the call-up list for local football was released, and names such as Jefferson Farfán, Horacio Calcaterra, Christofer Gonzales, among others, stand out.
Yotún has not finished a good 2021, so the Peruvian team will be their first rematch. From winning the Clausura MX with 23 games played, he went to the Apertura where he was only in 13 (9 starters). “With the arrival of Juan, it gave him the confidence to keep it up. But in the end, the board of directors considered that at the end of their contract it was no longer a good option to renew it, “Eduardo Espinosa, from La Afición de Méxito, told us.
With the Peruvian team he did not lose his title – he was only absent against Bolivia due to suspension – but his soccer downturn was notorious. Even the Copa América was presented as the midfielder that sets the tone for the game, but after that, in qualifying matches it was difficult for him to repeat those performances.
In October, Conmebol itself highlighted the importance of Yotún in the game and how it stands out at the level of all the Qualifiers. He is the man of ideas in the team and must regain that level. It is said that he has options to return to MLS and even Brazilian soccer, but there is still nothing concrete.
Today the Peruvian team announced the call for local players for the aforementioned friendlies. They do not mention the ‘foreigners’, because they will be invited to participate in the training sessions, since it depends on their clubs if they give it up to train in the squad, since the matches are not dated FIFA.