A former Boca appears in the sights of Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate

December 23, 2021

Tomás Pochettino has been with Austin FC for a season and is closely followed by River Plate

Although the squad is on vacation after closing the season with the Professional League and the Champions Trophy, the technical secretariat, with Enzo Francescoli at the head, and Marcelo Gallardo, did not rest and began to outline the assembly of the new squad.

Beyond the ideas of Leo Ponzio, Enrique Bologna and Germán Lux and the talks to retain the experienced Jonatan Maidana and Javier Pinola for another year, the leadership seeks to make a leap in quality in this transfer market. As revealed TyC Sports, one of the names that he has Millionaire In the portfolio is that of a man who emerged from the Boca quarry and who in the past they already tried to hire.

The footballer in question is the midfielder Thomas Pochettino, 25 years old. The Rafael, who knew how to stand out with the Defense and Justice and Workshops of Córdoba shirt, He is currently one of the stars of Austin FC of Major League Soccer, a franchise in which Sebastián Driussi is found. Will you try to convince him to join Núñez’s club?

In his first season in the Texas franchise, the midfielder played 31 games (the vast majority as the holder), in which he scored two goals (double to Houston Dynamo) and provided assistance (against Portland Timbers). In its debut in the United States’ top flight, Austin FC finished in the second-to-last place in the Western Conference with just 31 points, 17 from entering the playoff zone. He has a contract until 2024.

Tomás Pochettino emerged from Boca Juniors and went through Defense and Justice and Talleres de Córdoba
Tomás Pochettino came from Boca Juniors and went through Defense and Justice and Talleres de Córdoba

Although he did all the inferiors in the XeneizePochettino never had space in the first team (he only played 5 minutes against Rosario Central in November 2015). However, he managed to stand out in his steps through the Hawk by Florencio Varela or the Cordoba group.

This is not the first time that River Plate has set its eyes on a player emerged from Boca Juniors and two of the most recent antecedents give to be excited. Within this list, Jonatan Maidana (he became a benchmark of the squad and raised 14 trophies, which positions him as one of the most winners in the club’s history) and Lucas Pratto (one of the most loved by fans after his goals against Xeneize in the memorable final of the 2018 Copa Libertadores).

At the request of Marcelo Gallardo, the leaders also move to retain Héctor David Martínez, who must return to Defense and Justice (his pass belongs in equal parts to the Millionaire and to Hawk, but those of Florencio Varela have federative rights).

The desire of the footballer of the Paraguay National Team is to continue under the command of Doll, but the entity of the South intends to sell it and one of the interested parties is Palmeiras, current two-time champion of the Copa Libertadores. Faced with this scenario, in Núñez they look for a way to acquire a new percentage of the defender to fulfill the desire of the technical director.


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