United Arab Emirates left behind. With a dream of peace, defeated by the defeat of Al-Ain FC in the semifinals and the hangover of a tumultuous victory over Boca. Although the duty is done, of course. Because he won the Libertadores Cup against his biggest rival. The rest was "Strawberry for dessert"As stated by its president, Rodolfo D Оно Onofrio. This became clear at the monumental party on Sunday. It's time to rest and recharge the batteries. Besides, time to think about river that goesthat will strive to remain the main character of local and international football. In this sense, Marcelo Gallardo and Enzo Francescoli met to advance inland.
“On January 6 we will work with the pre-season again, because on the 19th we have to play for the Super League, time is short, this is reality. We have ten days to rest, rejuvenate and start all over again. And the problems will be the same. Trying to form a competitive team, do not keep received. We will try again to focus on creating a solid base, I hope, with the majority of our employees. And we will see who arrives and who leaves, ”Gallardo said at the last conference he gave in Abu Dhabi. Who arrives and who leaves?It was exactly the question that bothered doll and the board of directors.
As with any passing market, names began to appear. Those who frequent the football environment a decade ago know that agents are calling on leaders to offer their representatives. In this sense Enzo Francescoli's phone never stops ringing, Technical Secretary River told him horn in Arabic land: “As long as we do not speak at all Next week we will meet in Buenos Aires. ” It seems difficult between Uruguayans and doll and q. Onofrio. But the award-winning coach warned: "We have not entered into any conversations with any of the players about the possibility of coming." We were focused on this definition, we didn’t do management for anyone. Many names will appear, but until January 6, the player comes and tells me that he wants to leave, something I don’t know if this will happen, nothing. ” This conversation took place in the last hours in Buenos Aires.
Oscar Romero Formerly Racing, today in China, was proposed by entrepreneurs. Lefty as Gonzalo Martinez. (Photo: Andres Cristaldo / EFE)
Gallardo and Francescoli played golf in the northern zone, and between the hole and the hole they had time to talk about the future. For one hour they talked at the bar at the Nordelta Golf Club. And how could he know hornThe priority is to hold the championship team of America and the choice of a good replacement for Gonzalo Martinez.
a pity go to play in the United League of Major League Soccer and leave a very difficult gap to fill. Gallardo loves Emiliano Rigoni, a former Belgrano, Independiente and Zenith from Russia, currently located in Atalanta in Italy. It already sounded in the previous passing market. There was an unofficial survey. Then other names appeared, many of which were suggested by representatives: Paraguayan Oscar Romero, former Racing, who plays in Shanghai Shenhua; Lucas Selarajan, former Belgrano, Tigres de México; and Alexis Mack Allister, of Argentinos Juniors, which is part of Boca’s plans. Will they return to the charge of Walter Montoya, the old longing for doll Why negotiations with the Central were established two years ago? Chaqueno passed from the hands of Jorge Sampaoli to Seville, Eduardo Berizzo did not give him a chance and was transferred to Cruz Azul. After a good start, he lost his job and barely played in the second half of the season. This is the wheel of other characteristics, more back and forth, but the technique is interested in him.
River estimates to make inclusion along the line, beyond which the coach’s desire is to give the predominant place to minors, a part of his megaproject. With the exception of a goal that is well covered by Franco Armani, Herman Lux, Enrique Bologna and the youthful Ezekiel Centurion, Gallardo needs a central marker, a midfielder to replace a pity and striker, since he has only Rafael Santos Borre, Lukas Pratto and Julian Alvarez. Rodrigo Mora has problems with his hip, and his future remains uncertain, with the exception of the current contract. Will they shoot Radamel Falcao Garcia? It will be difficult to compete with millions of offers from China and the United States. But a tie with a red stripe joins the Colombian and is not comfortable in Monaco. It will be seen. It is also difficult to repatriate Sebastian Droussi (today at Zenith), another of the seducing attackers.
Radamel Falcao Garcia. Uncomfortable in Monaco, but with offers from different leagues. Will they make an attempt for it? (Photo: Paul Hannah / Reuters)
Will it be necessary to include the central midfielder in the zone that requires the replacement of Leonardo Ponzio, who will turn 37 in February? Franco Tsukulini and the child of Santiago Sosa there. The name of Matthias Kranewitter, an old friend who does not have a place in Zenith, was strong. Moreover, in the Middle East was his attorney Hernan Berman. But you can get a loan only for six months, but Gallardo does not close it. The back must include the central defender, because Luciano Lollo will go to the gym. The rumor of Nicholas Otamendi, who was strongly propagated for fanaticism, who has a defender for the club, struck a reality: it is impossible to approach, much less equal, the salary he has in Manchester City.
For the river of 2019, there are already candidates, as well as almost impossible dreams. But do not forget that Gallardo always goes for more.