Giovanni Moreno He arrived at soccer in China to wear the shirt of the Shanghái Shenhua, in 2012, after successful steps by Envigado, where he started his career, Atlético Nacional and Racing. His way of carrying the ball stuck to the left boot, his menu of technical resources and his goals moved to Asia, where he won the affection of the fans, became an idol and conquered two titles, the FA Cup of 2017 and 2019.
The start of 2021 brought with it unknowns in the sporting future of the talented Colombian midfielder, but everything indicates that he will leave Shanghai and take on a new challenge, where the alternative to return to Argentina, to close his story, is one of the ones that seduces him the most, as he stated in dialogue with How you doing. “I miss the moments with Racing at El Cilindro, a magical field. I have always longed for the possibility of returning and being able to play in Argentina, because I was very happy when I was there. I would like to close my career in that country “, he stated.
In the interview, he recalled moments with the ‘academy’ and spoke of the teammates with whom he best understood on the field of play. “When I was in Racing, one of the footballers with whom I understood the most was with Patricio Toranzo; a player with a lot of quality and elegant. Another was Ivan Pillud, which is a benchmark and has been on the team for many years; He is like the Lavezzi of the national team that, at the time, always had to be there ”, he added.
With 34 years and a career accompanied by dribbling, Moreno made an X-ray of his path in professional football and confessed that he has a list of two debts. “The thorn that I have is not having been in a World Cup and I was left with the pain of not having been champion with Atlético Nacional, in Colombia”, he assured.
The talented left-hander was called up to the ‘tricolor’ in the South American qualifiers for the World Cups in South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. In the latter, he had action in two games, the draw against Venezuela, as a visitor, and the equality against Peru, in October 2017, in which the national team added a point away from home and sealed their ticket to the orbital appointment. While with the ‘purslane’ shirt, he performed between 2008 and 2010, he established himself as a figure and made the leap to Argentine football.
Giovanni Moreno has a market value of 600 thousand euros, according to the specialized portal Transfermarkt; the figure is far from the top it reached in June 2018, when it was listed at 6.5 million euros. Today, almost three years later, he analyzes new possibilities, facing the epilogue of his career, and with the aim of continuing to do magic within the green rectangle.
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