Piatti goes to Europe, Cardozo considers his options and Aguilar starts dreaming…

With the Clausura effectively over before the final weekend for Estudiantes and Boca Juniors as well as newly-crowned champions River Plate, the summer transfer market has already begun. River boss Diego Simeone wants to bring in a new goalkeeper, and has set his sights on Atlético de Madrid's Leo Franco, whilst Boca and Estudiantes are... Continue Reading →

Archubi arrives

Diego Simeone's plans for River Plate's pre-season continued as he'd been hoping on Thursday, when Rodrigo Archubi flew into Buenos Aires and put pen to paper on a contract that could see his loan move become permanent at the season's end. Meanwhile, the true identity of Simeone's first-choice XI remains a secret, but River's open... Continue Reading →

Rivals for attention

Andrés D'Alessandro has already expressed an eagerness to return home to Buenos Aires for a six-month loan spell, in order to keep match-fit and playing first-team football, since he's not being considered regularly for the starting lineup at Real Zaragoza. His former club River Plate were his preferred destination, but Ramón Díaz, who was in... Continue Reading →

Out with the old, in with the new

Happy new year, everyone. The year may only be two days old, but already 2008 is well underway in the Argentine footballing world. One basic but important thing to mention first: new president Cristina Kirchner's decision to bring a daylight savings system back to Argentina means the country is now only two hours behind Greenwich... Continue Reading →

The new Verón

Diego Simeone's management career thus far has been marked by one particular trait: all his teams have included one midfielder around whom the side's play is based, who operates from deep and pulls the strings. At Estudiantes, it was Juan Sebastián Verón. At River Plate, if El Cholo gets his wish, it could soon be... Continue Reading →

Freddy’s nearly ready

Good news for Independiente fans: the club's first transfer target is on the verge of signing, and the deal should go through at some point on Friday. Freddy Grisales, the Colombian international, will move from Colón de Santa Fe to the Avellaneda side. River Plate's hopes of keeping Fernando Belluschi, meanwhile, are still uncertain. 'Today... Continue Reading →

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