Argentine football goes on, beyond the Qatar World Cup 2022 which captures attention, especially on the eve of the quarter-finals. Away from the big news, many are wondering what the big teams are up to. With a long pause after the intense timetable proposed by 2022, River, Mouth, racing, Independent Y Saint Lawrence they begin to assemble the factories for the following year’s high competition. With some losses and a transfer market that does not guarantee stars, thanks to the economic crisis and the exchange rate.
Independiente had already started work last week with the arrival of Leandro Stillitano, the new coach. And Racing did it yesterday, meeting at the Cilindro for the start of the set-up. Yes, Avellaneda’s two teams are the advanced ones. Boca will be activated this Wednesday and River on Saturday. San Lorenzo continued to work until the last week of November and will return to training in January.
The Academy He returned to work with some absences. It was the case with matías rojaswho had a few more days of rest, following the friendlies played with the Paraguayan national team. Eugene Mena He has gone to say goodbye to his companions and will leave for his country. The Chilean has closed an agreement with the Catholic University.
The news was the departure of Mauricio Martínez. The midfielder will go to the Liga de Quito, despite the coach wanting his continuity, as a free player. He has just recovered from a torn internal and anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that he suffered in March.
Was Edwin Cardona, who lost 9 kilos because he trained intensely in Medellín. Even so, the management’s idea is to get rid of the Colombian. And the only new face was an old acquaintance: Nicholas Renieroreturned from loan to Argentinos Juniors and will remain at Avellaneda.
Enzo Copetti He also participated in medical studies, but will go to MLS Charlotte, which will pay $ 6.3 million for his pass. The team will train from Thursday in Pilar.
Independiente, meanwhile, works at Villa Domínico. He has four informal friendlies lined up: Dock Sud (Saturday), Riestra, Almirante Brown and Quilmes. Next week there will be a double shift and concentration. On January 5, they will travel to San Juan, where they will face Boca and Colo Colo. And there will be a second friendly match with the Chilean team in Santiago. Upon his return to Avellaneda, he will receive the Gremio de Porto Alegre. For each match, he will earn $150,000.
The coach’s priority is a strikerTaking that into account Leandro Fernández he will go to the “U” of Chile, Leandro Benegas is not being considered (he could emigrate to Colo Colo) and Damián Batallini has returned to Argentinos, who will transfer him to Mexican Necaxa. kevin lopezformer Quilmes, arrived on campus.
Boca will return to work tomorrow in Ezeiza’s property. Ezekiel Fernandez He will continue to train with the Tiger because he has a valid contract until the 31st. In any case, Hugh Ibarra takes this into account. Agustín Rossi, who has not yet defined his future, is due to appear, but it is difficult for him to accept Juan Román Riquelme’s renewal offer.
All guns are aimed at a central marker. Since Carlos Zambrano has not defined his situation – Alianza Lima from Peru wants him – and Marcos Rojo has 7 months to recover, they are looking for Lucas Merolla (Huracán) and Walter Kannemann (Gremio). There have already been talks with both.
There will be doctors offices, then double shifts and focus on the Howard Johnson Hotel.
River will launch the cycle of Martin Demichelis this Saturday. Will Juan Fernando Quintero be there? They will try to keep the Colombian hitch, but it’s not easy.
The team will work at the River Camp until Tuesday 13, when it will move to Potrero de los Funes for the preseason. A friendly match will be played in San Luis (the rival has not yet been confirmed). After the holidays he will travel to the United States, where he will face Monterrey (January 10, in Austin), Millonarios (January 14, in Miami) and Vasco Da Gama (January 17, in Orlando). There are currently no signs of reinforcements.
At the express request of Marcellus Gallardoso that the fans of all clubs encourage the national team, the inauguration of the statue, scheduled for this Friday 9, postponed until further notice.
Meanwhile, San Lorenzo will also play the preseason abroad. The team will return to training on January 2 and then travel to Montevideo, where they will play the Copa Río de La Plata. Ruben Dario Insua wants a central scorer, taking into account the departure of Cristian Zapata, who has decided to return to Colombia. The situation of Federico Gattoni, who has to renew his contract, has not been resolved. At the end of the year, the ties between Nahuel Barrios and Adam Bareiro expire. They will try to extend them.
The focus is in Qatar, but things happen here. The greats know that whether Argentina wins or not, the question will be the same as always.
Leandro Díaz returns to Lanús
The rest of the clubs are also starting work with the 2023 competition in mind. In this sense, Lanús yesterday announced the incorporation of Leandro Díaz, who will return to the entity in which he made his debut in the First Division 13 years ago.
Lanús had 50% of the pass and bought the other half from Estudiantes. The La Plata club is in talks to strengthen the central defender with Juan Guasone, of the Paraná board.
Vélez, meanwhile, is looking for a goalkeeper following the departure of Lucas Hoyos to Newell’s. He plays Esteban Andrada. Liniers’ club has received good news: Mallorca have to pay him 750,000 euros because the Spaniards have not fulfilled their obligation to buy 25% of Brian Cufré’s pass.
Rodrigo Cabral, meanwhile, moved from Huracán to Argentinos.