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.
This might be old news, but for those who are not aware as to whom Fernando plays for, it he signed up for APOLEC FC a long time back, in August of last year.
Many would not have thought that this is the way he would have ended up meeting Markus Holgersson again but it did occur. There were a lot of rumors about Fernando moving to MLS as well as a whisper about how he might join New York Red Bulls. However, the whispers do have some credibility as the man himself had stated that he might have offered to join teams in US.
Rumors about Cavenaghi joining back MLS became ripe around August. He won the Copa Liberadores at a time when the MLS window for transfers was about to close. Real Salt Lake was a prime candidate to service the 31 year old Argentine player. The rumors came to an end in August. Cavenaghi had signed up for APOEL FC which was confirmed at that time.
Former Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao will have at least one escape route at the end of the season.
The currently struggling Blues
Striker might go the way of Fernando Cavenaghi should new incoming manager Antonio Conte sanction the permanent signing of the Colombia international, after former club River Plate stated their intention to re-sign the player this summer.
Cavenaghi who is currently taking a break from active football returned to River Plate after having left in 2004. He returned on a free transfer as he struggled with form in Bordeaux in 2011. After playing at River, he moved on to Spanish side, Villarreal FC the following year. Cavenaghi returned again in last year from CF Pachuca before moving to APOEL Nicosia.
Falcao, 30, has endured a nightmare two-year spell in the Premier league and may return to warmer climes in order to reignite his career. The sriker was signed by former Chelsea tactician, Jose Mourinho last summer following the departure of Didier Drogba, but has failed to fill the void left by the Ivorian, making just one Premier League start during a campaign beset with concerns over his form and fitness.
The Argentinean football player Fernando Cavenaghi who was forced to end his contract in Cyprus due to his knee injury on the right leg is soon going to be back in form.
The player had to undergo an arthroscopic surgery and fortunately things turned out well. A few weeks ago, there was a communication sent across by Torito about the termination of contract with Apoel Nicosia and he would not be permitted to play till the end of the season. However, the surgery was completed with good results.
There is no denying that Fernando Cavenaghi has been one of the best strikers in River. This second top goal scorer in Primera division of Argentina scored 11 goals. Although the striker expressed the termination of his career and left the team after winning the title of Club Champion of South American continent, there is rumor about of his return. The player has decided to focus on his injured knee and go on rehabilitation for about six months and the surgery has already yielded best results in terms of his recovery.
Germany ran past everything in their path during their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign, it was a very convincing string of performances that the German national side displayed throughout the entire tournament.
The German nation are the favorites of winning the impending football tournaments including the 2016 Euro’s and the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Joachim Low is especially confident now that the results for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification draw was completed and Germany was pitted in what seems to be a very simple group.
Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino are all of the opponents of Germany in the qualification phases of the 2018 World Cup and Joachim Low had some words to say in relation to his opponents.
Germany’s Joachim Low said: “We have an interesting group against good opponents. And we are of course pleased with the draw. It’s clear that we want to be, as a world champion, group winners and we are the favorites.The Czech Republic, Norway and Northern Ireland are very ambitious and have always had very good results in recent years.’’
River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo has confirmed that striker Fernando Cavenaghi will be leading the team for the all-important clash against Tigres in the Copa Libertadores.
The club could only manage a 0-0 draw the first leg, which puts the tie in delicate balance going into the second leg. This is the final stages of the 2015 Copa Libertadores andGallardo will feel an accomplished man if his team comes out on the right side. His task has been tough due to the unavailability of some key players like Mora. Hence, Cavenaghi will be starting the game along with Lucas Alario as a pair.
This should see River Plate going into the game with sufficient strength in attack due to the experience of Cavani. This experience is also a key factor in helpingGallardo decide the captain for the match. The former Villarreal forward will be leading the players against Tigres. Gallardo will be hoping that Cavani makes his job a little bit easier. The manager will not be allowed to stand in the touchline due to a suspension. However, he has confirmed that this will not prevent him from making an impact on the team as he has thought of other ways to do so.
Argentina might have absolutely smashed Bolivia the other day by a big margin of 5 goals, but, if their manager Gerardo Martino is to be believed, the performance of the team was not perfect and it needs to get better considering the kind of opponents that are waiting in line in the near future.
Copa America is just about to start and Argentina enters it as one of the favourites, but, according to Martino, the challenge is tough as the other teams that are there in the tournament, they all possess quality.
Speaking post the Bolivia game, Martino said, “The level of competition in Copa America will be high. There are a number of good teams and we must play better than how we played today.”
“However, I don’t believe in going too much into the performances in the friendly games. You are always a little circumspect about not injuring yourself. You don’t go all out. However, we won 5-0 which is always a big confidence booster, winning by that much.”
“I think we are in good shape ahead of the tournament (Copa America), but, so are the other teams and thus, we have to keep improving.”
Despite being the captain of River Plate, Fernando Cavenaghi has to compete for a chance to earn a spot in the starting lineup of the manager Marcelo Gallardo and his time with the Argentine club might be reaching it’s last stages according to rumors that are claiming that the future of the 31 year old player is being linked with the American League, the MLS.
Cavenaghi has a contract with River Plate which runs up until the summer in a few months and a number of clubs have been rumored to be interested in signing the player when he becomes a free agent. The Argentine player wants to make a move to a club and a league where the pressure isn’t as high compared to River Plate where he has turned into a captain and a role model for his teammates and even the slightest slip-up is noticed by the team and by the supporters of the club.
Sebastian Driussi, Juan Cruz Kaprof and Giovanni Simeone are some of Cavenaghi’s teammates who are also fighting for a chance to prove their worth and snatch a consistent spot in the team of Marcelo Gallardo. The main problem that Fernando Cavenaghi faces is that all of those players are 20 years old or even younger and it makes it difficult for him to compete against these younger players who are hungry and thirsty to play in every single match.
River Plate failed to get a win for the second consecutive match after the 2-2 draw with Quilmes at home. This was preceded by a 2-0 defeat against San Jose in the Copa Libertadores. River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo had taken a lot of precaution ahead of the match against San Jose.
This even involved the players taking a dose of Viagra in order to overcome the high-altitude problems. This failed to prevent a 2-0 loss and the aftermath of this defeat has been difficult. The club and its players were not at 100% againstQuilmes. It will take time for them to recover fully from the visit to Bolivia.
Gallardo says that the team should start playing more adventurous and ambitious football if they are to return to winning ways. The club take onBelgrano in the next league match. A victory for River Plate is absolutely essential if they are to challenge for the title. The club has taken only four points from the opening two matches. Since their start to the Copa Libertadores campaign has also not been great with the opening group game defeat, River Plate will have to recover quickly before the next game againstTigres UANL, who currently lead the table.
River Plate had a positive ending to 2014 after failing to win only one out of the last five matches.
A major reason behind this form was Colombian striker Teófilo Gutiérrez, who managed to score 10 goals in the 13 league matches last season. Even though these goals did not help River Plate win the title, it was a major step towards getting the club back to the glory days. River Plate finished just two points behind Racing Club after the end of the 19 game league campaign. Most of the goals scored by Gutiérrez came in the months of September and October. His presence was crucial for a team that were without Fernando Cavenaghi for much of the campaign.
Cavenaghi made only three appearances in the league and failed to even reach the five goals figure this campaign.