Marcelo gallardo left a very rich conference from the informative in the River Camp and referred to many specific names as never before: possible reinforcements, possible exits, players who must renew their contracts, others who have already done so, kids who are on loan and can return, others who decided to stay and others who ask to leave River. Here, a review of each one of them, one by one.
Agustín Palavecino: “Everything agreed between the clubs is about to arrive. Details are lacking. I have communicated and talked. In that match (Copa Argentina vs. Platense in 2018), we began to observe it. It caught our attention. You never know. I have that characteristic. I see what we do as a team and if a team or player that we face catches my attention. I put it on the radar. We continue to observe it. Agustín’s case was in 2018. We saw a good player project that ends up going to Colombia and consolidating. Hopefully he will soak up Argentine football, in our way. He has talent, we hope he can adapt as quickly as possible.
Jonatan Maidana: “I appreciate a lot and I value Jonatan. He is one of the symbols of this process. He was left in freedom of action at the end of the year. In order to be able to play wherever he wanted with his chips. He contacted me. He is one of the few who does not I can say no. He has given me a lot. I can’t close the doors. I know what he gives me. If he comes, he will compete and he will compete. I do not assure him ownership. He knows it. He wants to finish here. “I’m going to make that happen. We hope to solve some issues. There were some things in the middle that had nothing to do with economic situations. The desire to be clear about the role of each one. Joni is clear about that. That the fans of River will have a symbolic player. He is here to compete. If he were not here to compete, I would say no. Every minute on the court he has earned it. “
David Martinez: “We are seeing if we can have him with us again. He is the footballer with whom I spoke. He has intentions. They tell me that there is an agreement between the clubs. He is a young player who left because he had no place. He went to take minutes. flight, as with other young people so that they continue to grow and evolve. And those who have good performances and are consolidated, we are in full observation. This is the case of David Martínez, with the possibility of repatriating him. This is how we will deal with the boys who had no possibility and they go looking for minutes outside “.
Sebastián Driussi: “The other to finish the topic of the talks: I did have one a month ago, with Seba Driussi. With daily talks. We would love to have him. He is making a lot of effort to make it happen. We depend on the Russian team to finish defining the situation. If it happens, we could have it. We can’t confirm it. I have no problem mentioning it.
Nacho Fernández: “He has a proposal from Brazil. That is being evaluated. He wants to leave. He had the possibility before. He was a fundamental player. If he has wishes and the offer, with the clubs in agreement, Nacho will leave us if the concrete offer ends up being like that. Until now. I have no further details. I know there are conversations. He is on medical rest for an intervention. He will be training in a week from now, starting. And it will depend on his evolution. It is not important. We will see day by day, if he will continue or not. Although the Brazilian market has this window in March, we need an answer before it gives us the possibility of it being concrete to go out to the market at that chance. Without money, we cannot go out. We need to sell. It has been a sample in these times. We will depend on what happens with Nacho to go out on the market. Times end up accommodating everything or not. Today he does not train for a medical collection. When he is discharged, he will start training normally. “
Javier Pinola and Leonardo Ponzio: “I speak with Pinola and Leo about the future in the short term. We are in the presence of two footballers, two examples in our institution, professionals, with the same desire to train as years ago. Beyond age, I am interested in their current situation, their current situation, how they train and prepare. So far, they have been examples. But this does not mean that we are not closer to retirement than to continue. As long as I see that they are competitive, I will continue to have them. We will do the evaluation. at the right time, in June, and I’ll see how I see them. There are no problems, they are intelligent and will see if they will be there to compete or if they take away a young player. In that sense, they are two professionals with all the letters and they will continue to give it in this short term. “
Alex Vigo: “He is a player that we had been interested in some time ago. We are interested. We contacted Colón, if there was a possibility. He is interested. He has expressed it today. It would be a sin not to be able to, that a channel cannot be developed viable conversation. It will depend on what the two clubs evaluate to see if it can be shaped. “
Gonzalo Montiel: “I want to give merit and value to the decision that Gonzalo made. Because it is not usually easy, especially when there is an environment with a tendency to benefit the footballer, which is good that it should be. We have been sitting for more than a year or so to evaluate and these instances will not be reached. It happens but is not said. It speaks highly of him that the link is closed. He speaks of a good person, with tremendous values. He is a club player, they want him. He could have taken Another decision, another position. Very loyal to our institution. It makes me happy that it was like that. I feel that it will have a market soon. If not now, in the middle of the year. It does not stop growing. Its evolution did not reach its ceiling and players as he is required. It is a very closed market. Clubs in Europe with similar situations, here much more “.
Nicolás De la Cruz and Rafael Santos Borré: “They are different situations, they are in talks. Whether it comes to fruition or not will depend on everyone.”
Enzo Pérez: “It speaks of our sense of belonging. When you are many years in this club. The players speak of the demand and it is real. To perform at the best, I require effort and be prepared to go out to compete all the time and trying to represent a An institution like ours. Speak well of Enzo and that he had this desire to continue. It’s a bit of what I talked about at the beginning, everything we had to review. The players feel it too. He evaluated other options and decided to stay Welcome to us and to the fans. “
Enzo Fernández: “On loan, they show good intentions. They go out to look for minutes outside. To play in River he needs a little more. It was good for him to show his talent and that he has to continue working for when he comes back here, to be prepared to play in the First River” .