Fernando Cavenaghi has said that he is keen on returning to Argentine football with River Plate, which is the club where he started his career. The striker has said that he holds a special affinity with the club. The fact that he is a free agent means that River Plate can afford him. His contract with his current club Pachuca of Mexico comes to an end in a few days. He has decided not to extend his contract in the hope of returning to River Plate. He started his career in the year 2001 before staying at the club for three more years.
His move to Spartak Moscow in 2004 brought an end to his time at River Plate after 88 appearances and 55 goals. He spent several spells at European clubs like Bordeaux and Mallorca where he enjoyed limited success. His return to South American football was completed following the move to Internacional of Brazil, but he stayed there for only one year before moving to River Plate. His second spell at the club was mainly to help them get back into the top division following their first-ever relegation. Following the successful attempt, Cavenaghi returned back to Europe with a spell at Spanish club Villarreal in the second division.
He also helped them get promoted, but his time at Pachuca appears to be coming to an end.
“Ideal setting back to River. After December 15, will see a change and River again be what it was, hopefully they will give. It is clear that as president Passarella I can not go back. Always said that Argentina would return to play at River. On Sunday I finish my contract with Pachuca and I managed with the leadership that will not play the last game of the championship, to avoid the risk of injury,” said Cavenaghi.