Despite the additions to the Liverpool squad this term, it seems there would be more. Reports say the Reds are keen on adding Argentine Lucas Alario to their ranks. Liverpool already submitted a bid of £8.5 million to River Plate, but it was rejected. The release clause of Alario is £15.2 million, and it might be difficult to meet such demands considering the options already in the line-up.
Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen have extended their deals at White Hart Lane, and Danny Rose is expected to tow the same path. However, it seems Tottenham are not done spending or planning to spend money. Alario has a lot of good reviews in his native, and Spurs are ready to battle Liverpool for him.
Some weeks ago it was believed that Fernando Cavenaghi was going to miss out from his clubs’ pre-season trip to United States as the captain of River Plate had to undergo a surgery process in order to solve the physical condition he sustained in the past campaign but it has now been revealed that the Argentinean attacker has agreed on taking up a different medical procedure that will allow him to travel to Miami with his teammates.
The medic of River Plate, Pedro Hansing revealed some details concerning the condition of Pedro Cavenaghi:
‘’When the time arrives and we have to travel to USA, Cavenaghi will remain here and undergo his scheduled procedure. Cavenaghi had a tough season as he picked up an injury that could not be resolved and with his decision to continue playing despite his ongoing problems has now taken a toll on the veteran forward who has to settle his knee problem through a conservative treatment that is going to improve his toe that recently got inflated’’.
The purpose of this procedure is to reduce the effects of his injury and to increase the speed of his recovery before the upcoming season starts. A needle will be inserted to the damaged tissue of his toe in a process similar to acupuncture and this method is fairly more conservative which will allow him to travel along with the teammates of his club and their trip to United States is a viable option although he is not expected to play.
Bursitis is a physical condition which is commonly caused by repetitive and minor impacts on a specific area of the human body and this injury can take longer to recover from depending on the age of the person affected by it as well as overuse of the joint which is the case of Fernando Cavenaghi as he decided to continue playing with River Plate during the past season even though the Argentinean attacker had already started suffering from this problem.
By claiming the 6th spot of the Spanish League Villareal earned their ticket for the Europa League of next season which was one of the primary targets that the club wanted to do and the president of Villareal, Fernando Roig expressed his delight about the position they secured as well as he went talking about the near future.
“The season has been extraordinary, for everything we have achieved in the sport and especially in terms of economical balance. It’s not easy to finish sixth in the best league in the world, whilst being the 40th or 50th in the Uefa ranking. As a whole, we consider the season excellent and are proud of the work that we have done’’.
‘’We are very happy for the team and as the goals have been met, it’s a team that has done things well. The key to the reinforcements is to fill in where we have less. What I am sure about is that the team will be better. Next season the vast majority of our players will have more experience.” The president of Villareal, Fernando Roig stated.
The head coach of the club, Marcelino Garcia does not want to fall behind in the summer transfer window and now that Villareal has earned their spot in the Europa League the Spanish side will have a tougher season when it starts in a few months.
Antonio Rukavina is a 30 years defender that Villareal attempted to sign last year but Valladolid rejected all the offers that was launched at him but this will not stop Villareal from trying it once more and they will take advantage of the clause in Rukavina’s contract which will allow the defender on making a move away from Valladolid on a free transfer after Valladolid suffered from being relegated
Captain and goal-scorer of River Plate, Fernando Cavenaghi announced just how important it was for his club to defeat Quilmes with a resounding 5-0 victory as the team of Ramon Diaz was playing for a chance to secure their 35th trophy in the clubs’ history and indeed it was successfully accomplished.
Even with their recent title win, River Plate still has a series of obstacles and matches left to be played as the team of Ramon Diaz has to face off against San Lorenzo on May 24 and a few days later against Boca.
Fernando Cavenaghi stated that he will play against San Lorenzo but the Argentinean attacker is not certain if he is going to be able to play in Mexico against Boca as he is still suffering from foot injuries.
‘’I am achieving a lifelong dream. I wanted to be a champion once more and I am extremely proud of all my teammates. It’s a huge feeling of accomplishment and joy and I share this with my family as well as the supporters of River Plate. Everyone in the team is responsible for everything we have and still are accomplishing. Cavenaghi stated.
Cavenaghi initiated his career by playing in the academy of River Plate where he made his debut for the team and was able of scoring 17 goals in 23 appearances until being offloaded to Spartak Moscow with a price tag of €6.5 million.
From there on out, the Argentinean striker went on making his way through a number of clubs including: Bordeaux, Villareal and Pachuca just to name a few but the only club where he managed on securing silverware and standout with important goals was with River Plate.
Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has confirmed that Leo Gonzalez remains as the club’s number one left-back after the defender recently returned to first-team action following a surgery during the off-season. Gonzalez underwent groin surgery during this period, which prevented him from being part of the season opener against Sporting Kansas City. Seattle Sounders managed a 1-0 win from the match, which helped them make a good start. Dylan Remick was used in place of Gonzalez and he did not harm his chances by making too many mistakes.
However, Schmid says that he has spoken with Remick about his place within the team. Remick is understood to have accepted that Gonzalez remains as the main left back for the club. The 20-year-old, who was voted as the club’s defensive player of the year last season, managed to make it through the 90 minutes against University of Washington in an exhibition match on Sunday. Schmid says that the return of the youngster is good news, but he says that Gonzalez still has to go a little further in order to regain his full level.
Gonzalez, meanwhile, was in full praise of the attitude shown by Remick during the time he has been filling in the gaps. He says that Remick has been extremely professional when called upon.
“It’s still Leo’s job and I’ve told Remick that. He’s our returning starting fullback and it was an injury that had him out. Sometimes when you come off the injury that Leo is coming off, you get to 90-95 percent but it’s that last 5-10 percent, that little bit of burst, little bit of explosion. Leo has always been one of our best defenders going against fast players. People always think they’re faster than Leo, but he always finds a way to find that gear where he’s able to stay with that guy,” said Schmid.