In June the central defender Luca Merolla He will be released from Huracán and while the Parque de Los Patricios club is looking for a transfer abroad, Boca are interested in the player. But the attention doesn’t seem to come only from Xeneize: River will try to add the player and spoke with their representative Carlos Papandrea.
Although Merolla can go through with his departure, he has agreed with club officials that he would only accept an offer if it was as convenient for him as Huracán. Along the same lines, Papandrea would have trusted the conversation he had with those interested in River that the footballer also prefers to continue his career in the country.
Drafted by Boca and River, the 27-year-old defender is willing to listen to offers. Initially, the coach Martin Demichelis he didn’t askAlthough when club officials indicated the possibility of adding him to the squad, the DT felt it could be an alternative.
Asked when River’s interest was known, the president of Huracán, David Garzón, lowered the price for Boca’s interest, since during an interview on La Red radio he admitted that the football council had stopped asking for conditions of a hypothetical transfer in November
In addition to River and Boca, the Huracán defender would also be interested in Gremio and a Mexican business group, although in River they are confident that the player’s desire to continue in Argentine football and Boca’s alleged lack of interest will allow the next reinforcement to arrive from Park of the Patricians.
River in Miami
Beyond the transfer market, River has started the second phase of the preseason for the 2023 competitions with accommodation at the Inter sports center in Miami, where it has been since Tuesday. He will only leave that city between January 9 and 11, when he will face Austin in Texas, the club where Sebastián Driussi plays,
Then they will return to Fort Lauderdale to play the other two friendlies, against Millonarios in Orlando on 14 January and then on 17 January against the local Inter Milan the day before returning to Buenos Aires, where they will continue their preparation at the Ezeiza.
Similarly, following his return and a few days off, Demichelis plans to play another on-site friendly with a top-class rival behind closed doors to finalize details for his debut on 29 January.
Demichelis’ first two competitive matches will be as an internal visitor, against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero and he will repeat another visit to Córdoba in the second appointment to play for Belgrano.
Meanwhile, the team’s first reinforcement, Matías Kranevitter, who broke his right ankle in the friendly against Unión la Calera, is resting in Buenos Aires with physical care and treatment, the same as Tomás Lecanda.
Players returning from loan and still looking for a club, however, will train on site with a physical trainer from the club; Augusto Batalla, Agustín Fontana, Matías Benítez, Alex Vigo, Hernán López Muñoz and Tomás Galván.
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