Thursday, June 21, 2007

Transfer News: June 21st

Just like after every season River finishes, transfer news floods the halls of the Monumental. Today wasn't an exception, and many news/rumors have been said, especially regarding the defense. So to start off, we will begin with exactly that part of the team:

Federico Lussenhoff has reached an agreement with River's directives and will stay on loan for yet another year. He will stop by Núñez and sign his contract next week. Unfortunately, it seems as if others may leave: A few unknown Mexican clubs are interested in incorporating Danilo Gerlo and Cristian Nasuti. To replace the two, the club has been thinking of Ronald Raldes. The Bolivian central defender, currently preparing for the Copa America of Venezuela with his National Team, is planning on leaving Rosario Central, so he could be a possible reinforcement.

As for fowards, José Sand may not return from his loan. Lanus and Colon want him, but neither of the two have enough money. Despite that, he still has strong chances of migrating, since Veracruz of Mexico have offered $1,100,000 dollars for his transfer. Ernesto Farias is also wanted by a Mexican club (not Monterrey this time). Meanwhile, River have given a businessman the rights to negociate Federico Higuaín and Marco Ruben. If sold, the two fowards would have the same destiny: Greece.

Regarding midfielders, an annoymous Italian club is expected to make an offer for Oscar Ahumada. Last, and most definitely least, Victor Zapata, who owns 100% of his transfer rights, was requested by Ricardo LaVolpe. Velez's dirigentes contacted him immediately, and received a positive message: the player is willing to play at the club and even reached a verbal agreement. This doesn't affect River directly, since he already left the club, but I just thought I'd share the news.

If anyone is interested, the official list of 22 Argentine players that will play the 2007 Copa America has been confirmed. Click here to see it!


loes said...

Hi locoxriver, thanks for the information. I heard some greek club was also interested in Mauro?
But i think he just started at River-Plate, but i still think the situation is not very good there!

Locoxriver said...

Yes, there were rumors of a Greek team wanting to buy Mauro Rosales, but nothing has really progressed. Either way, he has played very well since he arrived, so I doubt River would want to let him go. Plus, with the possible sales of Ernesto Farias, Marco Ruben, Federico Higuain, and Jose Sand, not many players will be left in his position.

I think he should stay. He can contribute a lot to the team, and Passarella has shown a lot of faith in him.