Álvarez, Dybala, Di María and Martínez signed with the best clubs in the year of the World Cup.
Watch football. On TV or in a stadium. He talks with colleagues, with his work group. meets Claudio Tapia. Pick up the phone to chat with your players. And, at the same time, it closely follows the movements of a market that has a direct impact on the market Argentina national team In front of Qatar World Cup 2022. Lionel Scalloni does not go on vacation. In the country or on the other side of the ocean, finalize the details, adjust the dice, review, analyze, consult and design. Y when he sees the jumps from club to club of his selected regulars in this European summer, the biancoceleste DT gets excited even more so because in all cases they are progress.
The book of passages in football from the Old Continent is giving good feelings to Scaloni and his coaching staff. And this seven transfers have been made so far of players who make up the squad of squads and who have practically a guaranteed place or are competing for a place in the World Cup which will begin in just over three months.
“We always try to get the player to have minutes out of the league or the team they are in. When you change teams it’s for something better or because your team doesn’t have minutes. Some have changed. For them and for them a new phase begins too. us “, acknowledged the DT born in Pujato days ago before returning to his home in Spain.
Scaloni made a tour of the Marcelo Bielsa. Photo: Capture TV.
All the players of the Scaloneta those who have recently changed their shirts have done it for the better and for them it means progress, each time for a different reason. Scaloni’s men have so far moved about 115 million euros in total in the market and that some acquisitions did not give rise to sales as they were produced by the termination of contracts.
The most spectacular case from an economic point of view is that of Lisandro Martinez, for which Manchester United paid Ajax 57 million euros (plus 10 million objective bonuses). lica became the most expensive Argentine defender in history and entered the top 10 on the planet.
Lisandro Martínez went to Manchester United for € 57m. Photo: AFP
The defender, who can also play as a midfielder, made his debut in the friendly that the English played with Rayo Vallecano in the preseason. And he officially played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton on the first day of the Premier League. He will be one of the defenders to watch in England this season.
His former partner in Amsterdam, Nicola Tagliafico, he also made progress thinking about his competition with Marcos Acuña for ownership in the left lane of the last Albiceleste line. Despite he has gone to a lower weight team, Olympique de Lyon is a great Frenchman who seeks to return to the forefront with a new project and ensure the continuity of the left-back, which he had lost in the Netherlands. In addition, he made the leap into one of the top five European championships. Lyon paid him 4 million euros. He also made his debut in a friendly match against Inter from Italy. And he completed the entire match against Ajaccio (2-1 win on the first day of Ligue 1.
Nicolás Tagliafico has moved from Benfica to Lyon.
The one who scored the clearest blow was undoubtedly Julián Alvarez, a striker that Scaloni has little by little in the national team but who always mentions and, if there are no problems, he will also be in Qatar. Manchester City paid out about 23 million euros gross (about 18 million net) for River’s figure, praised by Pep Guardiola and made his debut with a goal in the defeat against Liverpool in the Community Shield. On points, he replaced Haaland with 12 minutes remaining in the 2-0 draw with West Ham.
Julián Álvarez added minutes in two games and turned into an FA Cup final. Photo: AP
Another one that took a step forward was Nahuel Molina, holder on the right of Argentina. Atlético de Madrid took him from Udinese in exchange for around 15 million euros, plus the pass of Nehuén Pérez (valued at 10 million). The former Boca started in the preparatory duels against Manchester United, Cadiz and Juventus.
Nahuel Molina, with Atlético de Madrid, in a friendly against Manchester United Photo: Reuters
Two world stars have made a lot of noise in the Italian league. I’m Angel Di María, who said goodbye to Lionel Messi when he left Paris Saint-Germain with the pass in his possession and the arrival at Juventus, the great he was missing to complete his elite club album in which he has been throughout a dream career. spaghetti He had his baptism last week in a match against Chivas de México and has also been against Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid, all in preparation.
In the air: Angelito made a good impression on his arrival at the Old Lady. Photo: AFP
the other is paolo dibalawho completed his cycle in juve and accepted in Rome, which gave him a great presentation with thousands of fans. Cordovan, who are looking for the shots to feel important again and definitively enter Scaloni’s 26 list, made his debut with the assistance included in the victory against Tottenham and played from the beginning against Shakhtar waiting for the start of the Italian tournament.
“Paulo has to have continuity. He has to play for his team. He went to Roma for that and DT (Mourinho) wants it. It’s okay for us. He will show in these months if he can be there,” said Scaloni.
In all cases, the same immediate objective is pursued: playing as many minutes as possible to enter the list and arrive at the presentation of Argentina at the World Cup on November 22 against Saudi Arabia at the highest possible competitive level.
also did the same Marco Senesi, which this week was transferred from Dutchman Feyenoord to England’s Bournemouth in around € 15 million plus two million goal bonuses. The left-handed central defender, formerly of San Lorenzo, was in the last call-up and dreams of conquering one of the 26 places.
Sienese with that of Feyenoord. Now the Bournemouth one will be put on. Photo: AFP
Another is Luca Alarioa man who is on the Argentine coach’s radar even though he has lost ground due to injuries and lack of continuity. The former River went to Eintracht Frankfurt for around 6 million euros. Will he be able to sneak into the last call if he plays long enough? Nobody has closed doors and everyone knows it.
But the market on the other side of the Atlantic closes on September 1 and there could be even more movements of players from the national team. Leandro Paredes, quintet for Scaloniit wants regularity and here’s why deal with Juventuswho could pay PSG between 15 and 20 million euros for the midfielder, who entered the second half of the victory against Clermont and assisted Messi for the Chilean goal that went around the world.
One who would be close to closure is Giovani Lo Celso, awaiting confirmation from Villarreal, who is working on his return. The goal for the midfielder is to continue in the Spanish entity in which he has managed to settle. This in turn helped him earn a spot in the Scaloneta.
Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso celebrate a goal against Germany. The two are looking for a club. Behind comes Ocampo. Photo: AP
The pieces move on the board, while Lionel Scaloni watches from above. In all cases it is an anticipation of squares and this is excellent news in the final stretch towards Qatar.