Mercado de Pases (River Plate TRANSFER News)

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  1. megamac20817

    megamac20817 Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Sell Martinez Quarta, use the money to give Mayada a raise, done. /s

    I hope there's a bit of a shakeup in the back this transfer window, we're so clearly thin in defense that it's unsettling whenever one of the starters gets a knock.
     
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  2. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Nicolas Otamendi set to leave Man City at the end of the season, according to TyC

    https://www.tycsports.com/nota/manc...colas-otamendi-dejara-el-manchester-city.html

    Nothing official linking him to River, but he is 31 years old and last year gave a few interviews mentioning that he would like to put on a River jersey due to his (and his son's) fanaticism for the club. Wouldn't be a bad reinforcement, to be honest.. we need alternatives in the back.

    The thing to keep in mind is that he has a contract with Man City until 2022, so I'm not exactly sure what figure the English side would want for his exit.

    As for Gaby Mercado, who some speculated would return to River given the expiration of his contract in two months, it looks like Sevilla has now offered him a new deal. Many were hoping he'd replace Montiel on the right flank, but his recent NT performances were very poor, so maybe it's for the best he doesn't return. He still hasn't put the pen to the paper though, so technically the door is still open.

    In other news, Luis Diaz, the 22-year-old Colombian who River sought as a replacement for Pity Martinez in January, expressed today that "its always been a dream of mine to play for River".... apparently they'll be making another push for him in June (much like how Pity and a few others finally arrived after previous failed transfer window attempts)
     
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  3. RiverGaucho

    RiverGaucho Member+

    Jan 23, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Everything is pointing that Otamendi to River is impossible. To be honest, I don't really care. He is a player I honestly strongly disliked before he started making social media posts about River. He was a disaster for the NT at two world cup- 2010 and 2018- and while both times he was clearly hampered by first Maradona for playing him as a RB then Sampalobby for playing him next to Rojo then Fazio, but the guy was a disgrace in both WCs (as was the whole Argentina team in 2018, to be fair) and I also just thought he was completely overrated.

    Not to mention, on the off chance that a player like Otamendi could arrive, he would demand wages that we couldn't afford. If we are going to bring a player with a European level, I want him to be someone who lifts those around him and scores goals.

    I would MUCH rather have Mercado. He is a much humbler version of Otamendi, and actually knows what it means to play for River. He doesn't need to put social media posts to be loved and respected by River fans. He also was, along with Tagliafico and Armani, the only Argentine players to do well in Russia.

    I would love Luis Dias. I haven't been following him in the Copa Libertadores this year, but I really liked what I saw of him before. I think he'd be a perfect alternative to have up front/on the wings.
     
  4. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    $12,000,000 offer for Cristian Ferreira turned down.. His contract release clause is worth €25,000,000, although they'd be willing to listen to offers in the ~20 region

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    Atletico Madrid is the latest team to become interested in the gem that is Exequiel Palacios. With Real Madrid backing down a bit after his injury and Inter not making concrete moves, the Colchoneros are considering taking advantage of his low buyout clause and will be sending scouts to observe him tomorrow vs. Aldosivi and next week vs. Internacional for the Copa. 15 million really is a steal, and a team like Atletico could easily make him worth 4-5 times as much with one good season....

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    Guillermo Barros Schelotto is still after Ignacio Fernandez, with Galaxy willing to put down €7,000,000 for Nacho's transfer. However, River isn't interested in that figure, wanting a couple million more on top of that (his release clause is double that figure). It is worth noting, though, that Nacho has been keen to transferring for a while, so that could help make a move happen if the MLS side bumps up their offer a bit. With midfielder Romain Alessandrini suffering a long-term injury just recently, Galaxy's long-existing interest for Fernandez has intensified even more in the last few days.

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    German Lux is considering leaving the club in order to get regular playing time in the final stage of his career. In the last few days he was offered to Gimnasia (LP)

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    In other news, it looks like Crespo hasn't been convinced by Matias Moya (the 21-year-old has only played 5 games at Banfield) and is considering terminating his loan 6 months early. His situation will be analyzed more in-depth in the coming weeks.

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    Players set to return from their loans next month:
    Maxi Velazco, Alexander Barboza, Ivan Rossi, Zacarias Moran Correa, Carlos Auzqui, Marcelo Larrondo

    At the moment, none of them would be kept in mind by Gallardo and are all negotiable. Larrondo has been injury-free in his spell in Chile and has scored a few goals, attracting interest from a few Chilean and Mexican clubs for a transfer once his loan concludes. It is worth noting that his contract with River expires in a year, though, so we'd either have to sell, release, or keep him (no more loans).

    Barboza
    has been solid and a fundamental part of 2nd place Defensa y Justicia's campaign, capturing the attention of multiple clubs (Independiente, Rosario Central, Penarol, Tijuana). However, many of them want a loan, something River isn't interested in after already loaning out Barboza 3 times. The idea would be to sell him to the highest bidder once and for all, although another possibility is offering him to DyJ as part of a payment for Lisandro Martinez, who has been on River's radar for months now.
     
  5. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Real Sociedad interested in Rafael Santos Borre
     
  6. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
  7. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
  8. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Surprisingly, 35-year-old Walter Montillo appears on River's radar as a possible reinforcement.

    The playmaker just finished a fantastic season with Tigre and has always been a player Gallardo admired. His contract is due to expire next month, so he could arrive as a free agent if the deal goes through.

    They're trying to assess his fitness before moving through, but if the green light is given I don't see why this wouldn't prosper (unless Montillo decides he wants to continue in Tigre next season out of respect)
     
  9. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Everton's interest in Santiago Sosa is intensifying, with the English side rumored to be preparing a 14 million euro offer. The factor playing against a move is his lacking of a European passport, although they're trying to get him a work permit like they did with Funes Mori in 2015.

    It would be a shame if the kid left. He has just 5 games under his belt, but his future seems immensely promising. Could be the future DMF of the NT...
     
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  10. locoxriver

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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Cocca interested in Luciano Lollo (he coached him at Racing) and Alexander Barboza (River wants approximately 3-4 million for him) to reinforce Rosario Central's defense for next season.

    In other news, it looks like Jorge Carrascal's loan may be terminated 6 months early (after the Recopa) in order to free up a foreign player slot.
     
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  11. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    River turned down a $2,000,000 offer from Olimpia (PAR) for Alexander Barboza. The Paraguayans are still very interested in the centerback to reinforce their Libertadores squad, so there could be a counteroffer.

    Atletico Mineiro and Gremio are the two other foreign sides interested in the 24-year-old.
     
  12. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Franco Armani tiene dos ofertas concretas del fútbol español, pero ya fue claro con su representante de que no le interesa irse a equipos chicos de Europa, a pelear por el descenso. Si llega algo importante, se analizara, sino, prefiere quedarse en River donde esta muy cómodo.
     
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  13. locoxriver

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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    River is interested in 19-year-old CM Anibal Moreno, currently at Newell's and part of the Argentina U-20 NT WC squad

    Same guy that scored this golazo vs Uruguay in the Sudamericano sub-20 earlier this year..



    Edit: Newell's initially asking for 10 million
     
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  14. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Arsenal interested in Exequiel Palacios and reportedly willing to offer 18-20 million euros for his transfer
     
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  15. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    River just made use of Fabrizio Angileri's loan buyout clause. The former Godoy Cruz defender will stay permanently at the club in exchange for $2,300,000

    In reality, he had another 7 months remaining on his loan, but part of the agreement was that River had to buy his transfer once the loan concluded. Considering how the buyout was agreed in USD and the Argentine peso is rapidly devaluing, they decided to just pay now instead of later and save some money... His contract will last until 2023.

    In other news, Everton is still after Santiago Sosa, and word going around is that once the U-20 WC concludes they will scoop him up for approximately $15,000,000 :(
     
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  16. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    17-year-old rightback Facundo Lopez has joined River on loan from Ferro. The buyout clause (80% of his transfer) will be $200,000 if utilized by the end of year; $286,000 if activated before April 2020; $400,000 if we buy him by December 2020.

    Regardless of which of three sums, it'll be a steal if the kid does well.. Apparently he's being monitored by Uruguay for their youth national teams since he possesses both Argentine and Uruguayan citizenship (his mother is Uruguayan).
     
  17. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Hertha Berlin interested in Lucas Martinez Quarta. Although it isn't in River's plans to sell him in the next window, if an offer worth approximately €12 million arrives they'll let him go.

    Meanwhile, Olimpia's president is insisting on Alexander Barboza, so it looks like the negotiations with the Paraguayans may be revived. Originally a $1.2 million difference stopped the deal (River wants $4 million, Olimpia formally offered $2,800,000), but they've returned to the negotiation tables and may work a halfway deal. It is worth noting though that in recent hours Santos Laguna (MEX) has joined the ranks of teams interested in the 24-year-old centerback.

    In terms of other "back-up" defenders, it looks like Luciano Lollo has received an offer from Tijuana (besides the previously existing interest from Rosario Central).

    In other news, it looks like Ivan Rossi may be moving on loan to Patronato. Yeah, I know.... nobody cares about this kid. But it's still market news nonetheless.
     
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  18. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    America (MEX) and Cruz Azul interested in Ignacio Fernandez, although unwilling to pay his contract release clause due to his age. River's idea is to hold him until at least December, depending on the offers made by the Mexican sides.
     
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  19. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Luciano Lollo has agreed terms with Banfield for a loan. However, River's board is analyzing whether or not to extend his contract for another year before sending him out (his contract expires in 2020, meaning he'd be a free agent at the end of the loan). The original idea was to sell him abroad, but no offers have arrived.

    Newell's have inquired about the possibility of acquiring Carlos Auzqui on loan. Huracan, where el perro spent the last 12 months, are also interested in extending his loan.

    Independiente are after Alexander Barboza, who Becaccece coached in Defensa y Justicia and is very fond of. However, their offer for now is simply $1,500,000 for 50% of his transfer, which is less than what River is looking for. Several foreign teams want the centerback as well, although it seems everyone is trying to budge on the price. His final destination will be influenced heavily by where he pressures to go to.

    Santiago Sosa had everything set to move to Everton in exchange for $15,000,000, however he is having trouble getting a work permit since he doesn't have enough games in Primera. They are trying to get around that obstacle by counting his U20 NT matches this year (Sudamericano Sub-20 + WC), although things are getting iffy and the Brits may just desist from moving forward with the operation due to the complications.

    Enrique Bologna will be a free agent in a few weeks and could be headed to either Union or Arsenal de Sarandi.

    Camilo Mayada still hasn't signed, and it looks like unless there is a last minute surprise he'll be headed out the door. He already has an offer on the table from Atletico San Luis (MEX), who recently signed Ricky Centurion.

    In terms of reinforcements, Paulo Diaz remains one of the priorities, although the same issue as in the past transfer window continues: the Saudi side wants $5,000,000 for the Chilean's transfer, while River wants to seal a deal for a loan with a buyout clause. For now, we'll have to wait as his agent pressures for the move to go through. For the record, Diaz has already prioritized River (his former team San Lorenzo were also after him).

    21-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Gabriel Neves (Nacional) is also being linked to River, as has been confirmed by his agent.
     
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