How is Marcelo Gallardo’s continuity in River, hours after the deadline he set to decide

The continuity of Marcelo Gallardo, a priority issue in River (REUTERS / Juan Mabromata)

“When I finish my participation in the Copa Libertadores, we will do the analysis in greater detail, which gives me reasons to continue or not to continue. When the cup is over I’ll talk to my head to see how we go on”, He knew how to outline Marcelo gallardo, following the same line of thought since he took over as River’s technical director.

Though optimism reigns in Núñez and everything suggests that the Doll will continue to be linked to the club of his loves (he has a contract until December 2021), there is a fundamental factor that will end up tipping the balance for yes, or for no: the pass market.

The famous “ten days”, which coincide with the date on which the pass book will close in the main leagues in Europe (in France, Italy, Spain, England, Germany and the Netherlands it ends on February 1), are close to ending and, except for any offer on the cicada, it seems that the leadership millionaire would be close to achieving one of the first premises that the coach put on the table in the talk he had on January 20 with the president Rodolfo D’Onofrio and the technical secretary Enzo Francescoli: maintain the team base.

Gonzalo Montiel, a key piece for Marcelo Gallardo, would continue in River (REUTERS / Marcos Brindicci)

Gonzalo Montiel, a key piece for Marcelo Gallardo, would continue in River (REUTERS / Marcos Brindicci)

The soccer player who had all the numbers to emigrate was Gonzalo Montiel, but neither Roma, Olympique Lyon and Villarreal came to satisfy River’s claims. However, the club’s leaders still have a pending issue regarding the right-back, since their contractual relationship ends in June of this year. The leaders trust that the footballer, for the love he has for the institution, will not leave without leaving money. Soon they could agree the numbers of a new link with their new representative.

Another who questioned its continuity is Enzo Perez, an irreplaceable and key piece for Napoleon in the middle of the field. The Mendoza, after the elimination in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores against Palmeiras, surprised by stating that he was going to analyze the proposals that come to him.

The former Godoy Cruz y Estudiantes, who has a signed link until June 2023, rejected an important offer from the economic point of view of the Trabzonspor of Turkey (1.5 million euros per season). In recent days a survey by Celta de Vigo appeared, but From the player’s environment, they informed Infobae that everything indicates that the Spanish will not move any token in this market.

Enzo Pérez rejected a succulent offer from Turkey (REUTERS / Nelson Almeida)

Enzo Pérez rejected a succulent offer from Turkey (REUTERS / Nelson Almeida)

On the other hand, from the environment of Franco Armani They assured this medium that “for some time” they have been negotiating with the leaders of the Millionaire to extend your link. “It is always good that a player wants to renew, especially when that club is River,” added the same source. The idea is to sign until mid-June 2023, since the native of Casilda has as one of his priorities to have football rhythm and continuity to ensure a ticket with the Argentine team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup (for the first time it will take place between November and December).

Nacho Fernández is a footballer who has been trying to emigrate for several transfer windows. Although the main markets in Europe are close to closing, the truth is that their representatives are waiting for offers from Brazil or the United States, markets that will begin to have action in the coming weeks.

As with Montiel, River will have to resolve four cases before June: Rafael Santos Borré, Nicolás De La Cruz, Javier Pinola and Leonardo Ponzio. The Colombian’s wife hinted in dialogue with Infobae that the forward would not see with bad eyes to continue in the club (he was a father a few months ago) and that in case of emigration it will be before the concrete chance of filming in Europe, something that did not happen to him in his first experience. In Núñez they are studying the possibility of making an economic effort and paying the 3.5 million euros for 25 percent of his card to Atlético Madrid to renew him (he would have 75), but first they must agree on a new link with the Colombian (the top of the dollar, one of the keys).

In the club they trust that they have everything on track to achieve the continuity of the Uruguayan (they have 30 percent of their file), but first they will have to pay off a debt with Liverpool of Uruguay.

In counterpart, given the lack of sales and fresh money, the leadership has little room for maneuver to go to market of passes and fulfill the orders of Marcelo Gallardo. It is worth remembering that the club has not incorporated since August 2019, when Chilean Paulo Díaz arrived. During that period, footballers of the stature of Lucas Martínez Quarta, Juan Fernando Quintero, Nacho Scocco and Lucas Pratto left River.

Agustín Palavecino, one of those named by River (Photo: VizzorImage / Nelson Rios / Cont)

Agustín Palavecino, one of those named by River (Photo: VizzorImage / Nelson Rios / Cont)

The main target is Agustín Palavecino, a midfielder with a great presence in Deportivo Cali and emerged from Platense, who is also in the orbit of Palmeiras. River seeks to borrow it with a purchase option, but so far the Colombians are inflexible and would only release it through a sale or a loan, with a mandatory purchase option.

Another name that appears on the millionaire’s radar is the Uruguayan from Nacional Gabriel Neves. At the moment he did not make any formal movement, since they must first resolve the quota of foreigners. Currently, the club has Paulo Díaz, Robert Rojas, Jorge Moreira, Jorge Carrascal, Rafael Santos Borré and Nicolás De La Cruz.


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