United Arab Emirates lags behind. With a dream of a world destroyed by Al Ain FC in the semifinals and drunkenly bubbling victory against Boca. Although the task is fulfilled, of course. Because he won the Copa Libertadores against his biggest rivals. The rest "Strawberries from dessert", as stated by his president, Rodolfo D & # 39; Onofrio. It became clear at a monumental party on Sunday. It's time to rest and recharge the battery. Also, time to think about it Upcoming river, who will try to remain a protagonist of local and international football. In that case, Marcelo Gallardo and Enzo Francescoli met to advance in depth.
"We will work again on January 6 with pre-season because on the 19th we have to play for the Super League, there is not much time, that is reality. We have ten days to rest, recover energy, and start again. And the challenge will be the same. Trying to form a competitive team, not defend what you get. We will try to focus again on building a strong foundation, hopefully with the majority of the staff we have. And we will see who comes and who goes, "Gallardo said at the last conference he gave in Abu Dhabi. Who came and who left?It's an annoying question Doll and the Board of Directors.
As in the passing market, names began to appear. Those who often visited the soccer environment a few decades ago knew that agents called leaders to offer their representatives. In that sense, Enzo Francescoli's cellphone did not stop ringing. River's technical secretary told him Clarin in Arabic: "For now, we are not talking at all. Next week we will meet in Buenos Aires." It seems difficult that there has been no discussion between the Uruguayan players Doll and D & # 39; Onofrios. But the award-winning coach warned: "We have not held talks with any players about the possibility of arrival. We focus on this definition, we don't do management for anyone. Many names will appear, but until January 6 a player comes and tells me that he wanted to leave, something I did not know if it would happen, nothing. "The conversation took place in the last few hours in Buenos Aires.
Oscar Romero Former Racing, today in China, is offered by entrepreneurs. Lefty, like Gonzalo Martínez. (Photo: Andrés Cristaldo / EFE)
Gallardo and Francescoli played golf in the North Zone and between holes and holes they had time to talk about the future. One hour they talked at the Nordelta Golf Club bar. And, when he can find out Clarinthe priority is to hold the American championship team and choose a good substitute for Gonzalo Martínez.
that Too bad will play United League of Major League Soccer and leave a void that is very difficult to fill. The Gallardo likes Emiliano Rigoni, a former Belgrano, Independiente, and Zenit from Russia, currently on Atalanta in Italy. That has been heard in the market that passed before. There is an informal poll. Then, another surname appeared, many proposed by representatives: Oscar Romero Paraguay, former Racing, who played in Shanghai Shenhua; Lucas Zelarayán, former Belgrano, from Tigres de México; and Alexis Mac Allister, from Argentinos Juniors, who was in Boca's plan. Will they go back to the cost for Walter Montoya, longing for long Doll for where were the negotiations with Central established two years ago? Chaqueño came from Jorge Sampaoli's hand to Sevilla, Eduardo Berizzo did not give him a chance and was transferred to Cruz Azul. After a good start, he lost his job and barely played in the second half of the season. This is a steering wheel with other characteristics, more for round trip, but for the technician it appeals to him.
River is evaluating to make a merger with the line, beyond what the trainer's desire is to provide a greater place for teens, part of a large project. Except for goals, which are covered with Franco Armani, Germán Lux, Enrique Bologna and young Ezequiel Centurión, the Gallardo needs a central marker, midfielder to replace Too bad and an attacker, because he only has Rafael Santos Borré, Lucas Pratto, Ignacio Scocco and Julián Alvarez. Rodrigo Mora has problems at the hip and his future is uncertain, outside the current contract. Will they make a shot by Radamel Falcao García? It will be difficult to compete with millions of offers from China and the United States. But the Colombian joined the tie with a red and uncomfortable band at Monaco. That will be seen. It was also difficult to repatriate Sebastián Driussi (today at Zenit), one of the attackers of the teaser.
Radamel Falcao García. Not comfortable in Monaco, but with offers from various leagues. Will they try for him? (Photo: Paul Hanna / Reuters)
Is it necessary to enter a central midfielder in an area that needs replacement by Leonardo Ponzio, who will be 37 in February? Franco Zuculini and the boy Santiago Sosa were there. The name Matías Kranevitter, an old acquaintance without a place in Zenit, is strong. What's more, in the Middle East is his lawyer, Hernán Berman. But it's only possible to get a loan for six months and the Gallardo doesn't close it. Again, you need to combine the center back because Luciano Lollo will go to Gymnastics. The rumors of Nicolás Otamendi flowing because of the fanaticism the defender had for the club about reality: it was impossible to approach, let alone the equivalent, of the salary he had at Manchester City.
For Sungai 2019 there are candidates and dreams that are almost impossible. But don't forget that Gallardo is always looking for more.