Rogelio Funes Mori to Manchester United?

The first big transfer story of the Argentine post-season has broken not here in Buenos Aires, but England. Why did I move down here again? The Star, a highly-regarded British news publication* claimed on Monday that Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager of Manchester United no less, wants to give River Plate actual money - in... Continue Reading →

Ahumada stays, and Agüero to England?

Now, here's a surprise. For days, his departure has been a given, but on Monday Oscar Ahumada, who's been arguing with River Plate's directors about his contractual status for over a week, agreed to a contract extension with the Núñez club which will see him remain with the champions for the foreseeable future. The exact... Continue Reading →

The Apache and the little bull

With the absence of Lio Messi and Gaby Milito from Barcelona's lineup against Real Murcia, and Inter's Serie A campaign not re-starting until tomorrow, it was left to England and France to provide the main stories for Argentina's foreign legion on Saturday. Carlos Tevez carried on his stellar form for Manchester United, whilst Fernando Cavenaghi... Continue Reading →

The foreign legion

With the top three tiers in Argentine football having broken up for the summer (speaking of which the lower division results service will make a belated return tomorrow for Primeras C and D), the main focus for Argentine fans this weekend was on their Europe-based players. In England, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano found themselves... Continue Reading →

Lio and Carlos… and Esteban, two

Not a bad day for Argentines in Europe on Wednesday. Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona, obviously, but he wasn't alone - Carlos Tevez opened his Champions League account for Manchester United - his first goal in continental competition since the first leg of the 2006 Copa Libertadores second round tie with Corinthians, against River. And... Continue Reading →

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