Riquelme says yes to Tigre, but will Boca let him go?

Saturday has brought news that's been expected for some time in Argentine football; Juan Román Riquelme, who announced he wouldn't be playing for Boca Juniors again in the wake of their defeat in last year's Copa Libertadores final, has agreed terms with his local club Tigre (of whom he's a lifelong fan), defeated finalists in... Continue Reading →

Vélez Sarsfield transfer coup as Fernando Gago joins, & Riquelme talks to Tigre

The Argentine transfer window hasn't closed yet, but on the last day of registration for European clubs, one big name did arrive in the Primera, and it's a good 'un; current Argentina international Fernando Gago wanted a move home because his wife, the former tennis player Gisela Dulko, is due to give birth later this... Continue Reading →

Some summer transfer tales

January has been dominated, in Argentina, by two things, as usual; the utterly meaningless and deeply tedious 'Summer Tournaments' organised by sponsors to sell tickets to friendly matches (often involving one or more of the Big Five) to locals and holiday-going porteños in other parts of Argentina, and summer transfer rumours. Two of the most visible... 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 →

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