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As for transfers, Daniel Passarella has been presented with his first reinforcement for the coming season: Sixto Peralta. The midfielder played for several clubs in his career, including Racing Club, Huracan, and Tigres of Mexico. He is currently 28-years old and would be joining on loan. I am not too excited about his arrival, and, in fact, am rather upset. Last season he was loaned to Racing, but failed to impress throughout his whole stay there. Now, can someone clarify how he would be able to do well in River but not in Racing, especially this late in his career? All I am hoping is that he doesn't convert Augusto Fernandez or Matias Abelairas into substitutes. The two youngsters are on fire at the moment and deserve to play each and every minute of the coming semester.
Are there any other possible arrivals? Of course! The team still wants to bring in Marcelo Carrusca, but he is no longer a priority due to Peralta's arrival. Surprisingly enough, the ex-Estudiantes player's future could be at Boca Juniors. If he doesn't join our team, lets just hope he stays in Turkey.
Meanwhile, River's dirigentes are still negociating to bring in Justo Villar. There are some differences in the price tag, due to River wanting to pay only $1,000,000, but everything seems to indicate that he will end up joining us. There also seems to be a pleasant surprise for our offense: the teams negociations with Bayern Munich to bring in Roque Santa Cruz, the Paraguayan National Team star. With the Germans putting him behind other fowards, our club decided to go on and request a loan. Despite the intent, it would be hard to get him to join us: he has offers from Sevilla, West Ham, and a few other European clubs.