Sebastián Villa decided to fight and, in challenger mode, he showed up for his new team in Europe, in a presentation worthy of a star.
The Colombian was received by the Bulgarian press in a large press conference, in which his arrival at Beroe Stara Zagora, the first division team in that country, was made official.
This was the warm reception:
There were no details of the terms of his new contract, largely because there are many, many legal details to iron out, starting with the fact that he is still a player for Argentina’s Boca Juniors.
“We took the player as free. They offered him like that. We did our analysis with our lawyers, we studied all the legal part that he has in the middle and we consider that he terminated his contract with just cause and that he is a free player,” said Hernán Banato, president of the Beroe, at the time.
But the reality is that he has a contract with Boca, a team with which he has not played since last June, when he was convicted of gender violence against his ex-partner, the Colombian Daniela Cortés. While he awaits the outcome of the legal appeals he continued working with the xeneizes until now, when his patience ran out and he left for Bulgaria.
In this way, the Antioquian begins another legal process, since Boca will sue him and the Bulgarian club for breach of a contract that expires in 2024. “We took into account the judicial situation, it is within the contracts and what is going on with him. We estimate that in ten or twelve days he would be available to join the team. His signing has a huge impact on the league and the country,” Banato stressed, making it clear that they are all ready to fight.
Even in Colombia, legal resources are also being prepared, according to journalist Julián Capera: “If the ruling is favorable for Boca Juniors, Deportes Tolima would enter the scene to claim compensation for the 30% it retained from the transfer from Villa to Boca,” he said on his social networks.
🚨 Boca Juniors 🇦🇷 has already gathered all the supporting documentation for the lawsuit against PFC Beroe 🇧🇬 and Sebastián Villa.
When FIFA’s ruling occurs, Deportes Tolima will initiate a claim for compensation for the 30% it retained. pic.twitter.com/8lCis0N2JO
— Julián Capera (@JulianCaperaB) November 15, 2023
In addition to all this, a process for alleged sexual abuse by Villa against Tamara Doldán continues in Argentina, which would further complicate his stay in that country.