There are so many stories he heard from several exes who want to come back for these payments that he does not want to leave. Federico Girotti has his feet on the ground, because beyond letting his dreams and desires fly – he has a license: he is an airplane pilot – he understands that he is just spreading his wings in a club as big as River. At just 21 years old, this 1.89-meter center-forward knows that this 2021 may be the one of its takeoff, or rather “the year in which I manage to settle down, play more” after a 2020 in which he added ten games and scored two goals, one of them no less than in the superclassic against Boca for the DAM Cup. His own merit, of course, but also helped by a technician like Marcelo Gallardo who, after the return of football, gave eight youngsters filming. That is why it is understood that this right-hander born in San Isidro does not hesitate to affirm that today his place is in River.
“I don’t set deadlines. First I want to enjoy here. Play more regularly to learn more concepts and, when I’m really ready, with an important foundation, leave. I think that will come little by little. I don’t have to despair. And if we can settle down, able, at the end of the year or at the beginning of next year, trying in Europe would be great. I would love to try my luck in Europe ”, Girotti said in an interview given to the newspaper AS. A statement of principles that in turn is endorsed by the facts: with a contract until December 2022 and a clause of 20M euros, the kid that Torino wanted to take a year ago (the club rejected an offer of 3,750,000 euros net for 80% of the pass) wants to continue learning under the wing of the Doll.
Girotti against Palmeiras, for the Libertadores (Photo by Juan Ignacio RONCORONI / POOL / AFP)
“Gallardo knows how to get into each player. He has everything under control. You know the potential and the weaknesses of each one. It takes you to the limit so that you perfect all aspects. He is the best coach in South America, by far. There is no one who comes close to him, and he is one of the top 5 in the world ”, said the forward, today with a smoother path in the squad before the games of Lucas Pratto and the previous one of Nacho Scocco.
Admirer of Lewandoski, Haaland, Lucas Alario and Kramaric, It is not surprising that Girotti is very clear about the European league in which he would like to play in the future: “I watch the Bundesliga a lot. I’m obviously very far from them, but I feel like I have a similar physique. I think a football like German could benefit me. I try to be more complete every day”. And that’s why he thinks about continuing to learn at River for a while longer …