May 08, 2009

After advancing to the round of 16 in the Copa Libertadores, Chivas de Guadalajara is looking at the possibility of adding Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista once again to its ranks as a reinforcement.

Bautista's inclusion would be in case of Chivas progressing past Sao Paulo to the quarterfinals, and with Jorge Vergara's approval, Chivas manager Francisco Ramirez is open to the possibility because of Bofo's time with Chivas.

Currently Chivas is going through trouble with several players out injured, but one top position needing to be filled is that of an attacking midfielder, according to Ramirez.

"All of a sudden we're in need of an attacking midfielder, one that has good control, and better distribution," Ramirez told reporters on Thursday. "We've given that responsibility to Marco Fabian. We hope that it works out because he's a guy with a lot of potential and we have great expectations for him."

"Bofo is a player who is very identified with the institution. He has a great personality, he's shown that in previous Copa Libertadores, but it's still a topic that needs to be discussed."

Several other positions on the field have caused worry for the manager especially in defense, although up front there is less of a problem as he has several strikers such as Jared Borgetti and Carlos Ochoa available for selection.

Meanwhile, Ramirez has talked to Vergara about reinforcements, but they have yet to clearly define a possible addition to the squad.

"We've talked (about reinforcements), but we haven't clearly defined any," he said.

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