Uruguayan midfielder Nicolás de la Cruz tested negative in the tests that were carried out on Thursday in Montevideo and will join the preseason that the River squad is carrying out in San Martín de Los Andes until January 18.

In this way, only goalkeeper Franco Petroli is isolated, who tested positive for coronavirus on the weekend when he returned to work and only next week will he be able to train alongside the group, already at the Ezeiza property.

Similarly, De la Cruz will work differently the first days after the evaluations made by the medical staff, since he has been inactive since last October 17 when he played with San Lorenzo and suffered a venous thrombosis in his left foot that took him away from the courts and the demanding training sessions. The Uruguayan will move with special tasks along with Matías Suárez and Felipe Peña, who are recovering from knee surgeries and will not be available for DT Marcelo Gallardo for a while.

In another order, the defender Leandro González Pírez assured in the program Monumental River who returned to the club to be happy with the shirt of which he is a fan. “When Marcelo called me, I didn’t hesitate. I always wanted to come back and feel the happiness of wearing this shirt because other times touched me and I couldn’t enjoy it, now I’m going to do it because you never have to leave here, “said the defender who emerged from the club’s lower divisions.

The former defender of Estudiantes and Tigre told a funny anecdote about what happened when he communicated with the coach. “When he sent me the message I was at the baptism of one of my daughters and could not attend. I was desperate and I asked for half an hour, I was driving and wanted to get to a place to talk quietly, I wanted to pass the cars above the traffic that was there, luckily he waited for me, “he said.

González Pírez also recalled that he left River because at the time Gallardo was not going to take it into account. “The turns of life, at that moment Marcelo was not going to take me into account and I had to leave the club. I didn’t want to, but I accepted and I was too young to understand some things. In the end I think it did me good and helped me, that’s why I’m back”, valued the 29-year-old defender.

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