Thursday, January 3, 2008

Abreu to River, Belluschi to Olympiakos

With 2008 just barely beginning, River have officially confirmed two transfers: one in, and one out. The club will be presenting Sebastian Abreu, who will arrive as a free agent on loan for 18 months. Meanwhile, Fernando Belluschi will be dismissing himself from his friends and family, as he prepares to travel to Greece to join Olympiakos.

A pleasant surprise, though, is the news of Radamel Falcao Garcia's temporary stay with "los millonarios". Everything indicated that he would be sold to Fluminense of Brazil, but the suspicious deal ultimately feel. Despite that being good news for us River fans, I still use the term "temporary", since he can always be sold to another club before February. If he does indeed stay, he will have to fight for a spot in the starting eleven with Sebastian Abreu, Alexis Sanchez, Mauro Rosales, Marco Ruben, Andres Rios, Diego Buonanotte, and others.

Besides the arrival of Abreu, River are still looking into the possibilities of incorporating either Rodrigo Archubi or Sergio Almiron on loan to reinforce the left side of our midfield. As for the defense, the club is still concentrating on Facundo Quiroga, but they may look to bring in Gustavo Cabral of Racing, since the possibilities of bringing in Wolfburg's defender are extremely slim. Another name that was mentioned was that of Julio Cesar Caceres, who previously played six months with the club in 2006. Surprisingly enough, the team to which he is now most closely linked to is Boca Juniors, our arch-rivals. If his transfer goes through, he will be one of the few traitors since Gabriel Cedres.

As a side note, the right-hand side "Fixtures and Results" bar has been updated. It now includes the match dates for River throughout the next six months (Torneo de Verano, Torneo Clausura, and Copa Libertadores). Minor schedule changes may be made in the future, though the matches are expected to be played on those days for now.

1 comment:

E Palasciano said...

San Lorenzo = la ultima virgen argentino jajaja

vamos los millo eh

"no veo la hora q llegue el domingo, dejo todo lo k tengo k hacer, me voy a ver a River Pleeiiiite, la banda esta loka, va a matar a boca, bostero cuidate de river plate, k los tiros van a volver......."