Shopping for Coco

Alfio Basile's first press conference in his new spell as manager of Boca Juniors revealed what he was hoping for from his new bosses. 'I hope they bring me something,' he chortled. Well, Coco,  you've got to find a new way of getting rid of Pablo Migliore for starters, because Racing don't want him back.... Continue Reading →

Movement of jah people

Next season's Argentines Abroad (on which note, the HEGS / MA Award winner will be announced on Thursday) are swelling their ranks in the annual exodus from the banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata (the rivers of Babyl... I'll stop, shall I? OK). Rodrigo Palacio is finally leaving La Bombonera and Santiago... Continue Reading →

Entrance and exit

On Wednesday, Diego Maradona marked Juan Román Riquelme's birthday by telling the country that Riquelme will still be welcome back in the national team if he wants to return, but might have to explain himself directly to his team-mates. No doubt Riquelme will be unhappy Maradona's not said that to his face. Meanwhile, River Plate... Continue Reading →

2008 Winter transfers

A quick note to let you know that during the 2008 winter break (that's summer for our northern hemisphere readers!), the page formerly known as 'squad lists' has been renamed 'transfers', and will contain a list, updated as frequently and accurately as I can manage (but please bear with me) of all the ins and... Continue Reading →

Matheu to Moscow…

Another Argentine moved to Europe on Saturday, with Carlos Matheu, star defender of Independiente's successful campaign to return to the Copas, moving from Avellaneda to Lokomotiv Moscow for US$3.3 million. He'll join former River Plate midfielder Guillermo Pereyra in Russia's administrative capital, and had some kind words to say about the rising status of Russian... Continue Reading →

A second home

Mauro Zárate is the latest addition to Lazio's squad for the next season. The Roman club, who finished 12th in the 2007-2008 Serie A campaign, have signed former Vélez and Birmingham City striker Zárate on a season-long loan deal from the club who currently hold his registration, Qatari club Al-Sadd. Zárate still refuses to look upon... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli?

Germán Denis has been banging the goals in for Independiente regularly for some time now, so it's no surprise to hear him linked with a European club, and according to Italy's Corriere dello Sport, he could be on his way to join Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli. Diego Maradona's former club are reportedly preparing an €8... Continue Reading →

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