HEGS exclusive: England’s Arsenal want Racing’s Yacob at season’s end

Now that the January transfer window has closed in England, I've been given the go-ahead to report, exclusive to HEGS, that a few days ago a representative of Arsenal's scouting team in London enquired about offering a contract to Claudio Yacob of Racing Club here in Buenos Aires. Yacob's contract with Racing expires in June,... Continue Reading →


Copa Libertadores 2012: Argentina’s challengers

Tuesday night sees Arsenal de Sarandí get the ball rolling in the first match of the 2012 Copa Libertadores, which is being played as this post goes online because I hadn't realised it kicked off so early in the evening. I'm still in summer holiday mode, you know. Aside from Arsenal in the qualifiers, Argentina... Continue Reading →

On Monday, Diario Libre reported, in their first ever edition, that River Plate playmaker Erik Lamela had been bought by a management group, and is to be sold on to a European club at the end of the season (possibly Juventus). I've written a profile of Lamela, and a bit on why River haven't had much... Continue Reading →

It's transfer deadline day in England, and with numerous things still up in the air it remains to be seen whether Blackburn Rovers really are going to secure the signature of Newell's Old Boys' playmaker Mauro Formica - whose move to Monaco collapsed on Friday - for a fee of €4.2 million. Any Blackburn fans... Continue Reading →

Ariel Ortega leaves River Plate

River Plate legend Ariel Ortega on Monday confirmed his exit from the Núñez club, remarking that he'd felt 'uncomfortable' ever since J.J. López was given charge of the giants on the eve of the superclásico against Boca Juniors. A few days ago, López informed Ortega that he didn't fit in with his plans for the... Continue Reading →

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