Friday, July 25, 2008

More Transfer Talk

Now I would like to put the MESSI saga aside, just for the moment and concentrate on what is the latest news that has been taking place over the past few days.

In Spain, Espanyol has secured the service of towering midfielder Román MARTINEZ from Arsenal de Sarandi. The 25 years old is expected to fly on Friday, where he will undergo the relevant medical tests before signing a four year contract with the blanc-i-blau. He will be presented at the club stadium, the Montjuïc on Monday.

The 1.84m tall midfielder said that he is relieved to have two fellow Argentineans at the Montjuïc: “I’m glad that I will have two compatriots playing in Espanyol. Christian ÁLVAREZ is a good goalkeeper who I’ve faced before and Pablo ZABALETA is a great international player.”

Former Bayer LEVERKUSEN and Celta VIGO player, Diego PLACENTE will play in Ligue 1 for Bordeaux next season. The club’s coach, Laurent BLANC, has been courting for a left back all summer and his search has lead him to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

BLANC found the signing appealing because of PLACENTE’s Champions League experience (he reached the final with Leverkusen in 2002) and also because of a clause in his contract that allowed him to move to Europe for free. He will under go a medical tomorrow. If, as expected, the 31 year-old passes this test, he will sign a two year deal worth in the region of €2 million.

Meanwhile Liverpool have loaned out Sebastian LETO to Greek side Olympiakos for next season. LETO is ineligible to play in England at the moment due to complications in obtaining a work permit, so he is looking forward to the prospect of playing elsewhere on a borrowed basis.

Perhaps the much anticipated transfer talk of the week will take place in Italy. Both Juventus and Napoli are now racing for the signature of Diego BUONANOTTE, dubbed as the “New Messi”.

However the Naples side looks to be in the lead to grab the wonder boy and are confident of succeeding due to director general Pierpaolo MARINO’s contacts in South America that have already enabled him to capture both fellow Argentines Ezequiel LAVEZZI and German DENIS.

For me personally, it will be an ideal situation to see BUONANOTTE playing for Napoli and form a trio of Argentine offense and just who knows, the good old days might just return to the San Pablo. With all the hype around this player, are just can’t wait to see him in action in Beijing.

Most importantly, what do you guys think? Do you think he should move to Europe at a very young age? If yes, which club might be your preference? Or do you think he should stay in Argentina for the time being?

These are the news that I have to offer for now. In case if there was anything else that I might have missed out, well the comment section is all your.


Anonymous said...

I think, Diego should go to Atletico Madrid with Cholo Simeone. I hope they go to Spain next summer...

jr said...

What about Román MARTINEZ?

John said...

Jr, I did mentioned about Roman MARTINEZ in the article.

Another news is that Racing Santander's Aldo DUSCHER could be heading to Sevilla.