River Plate: Gallardo would repeat the team to visit Newell’s

River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo would repeat the team that beat Patronato 4-1 on Wednesday, to play against Newell’s in Rosario for the third date of the Professional Soccer League.

Both Paulo Díaz and Tomás Pochettino, who withdrew with some discomfort against the team from Paraná, They worked normally and will have no problem to be available in the list of concentrates.

Possible starters would be Armani; Herrera, Diaz, Martinez, Casco; E. Fernandez, E. Perez, Pochettino; Simon, Alvarez, Barco. Likewise, he is in a position to return to the list of concentrates Paraguayan defender Robert Rojas, who received a medical discharge for his pubalgia, and will be taken into account after missing the first two dates of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Agustín Palavecino continues with differentiated tasks – he will be discharged on Monday for a inflammation in the patellar tendon-and the Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz, who suffered a blow to his right knee in his debut against Unión.

For his part, Matías Suárez from Córdoba will enter the final stage of his set-up next week after the knee operation that he underwent last year, and his return to soccer practice is expected in March.

On the other hand, after frustrating the possibility of hiring the striker Valentín Castellanos who plays for New York City in the MLS, River will not seek the eighth reinforcement in this transfer market after the departure of Colombian Jorge Carrascal.

Gallardo’s idea was to add a striker to the squad who would begin to adapt to replace Julián Alvarez’s next departure, but Castellanos’ $13 million listing made the transfer impossible. The bet on the striker will be left for the winter transfer window, when Castellanos ends his contract with MLS.

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By that date it will be known if Alvarez is going to Manchester City to play the second part of the year with the English team, or if he stays until after the World Cup in Qatar to start the season in the Premier League in 2023.

In case Guardiola’s team wants to add the striker in the middle of the year must pay a bonus of 1.7 million dollars, since in the agreement City gave him on loan for one season with said penalty until June 30.

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