screwed up my club, before going to villa and wasting loads of cash on alpay, angel and balaban (who never played in the prem). went to derby after and helped screw them up. the man is a poison and i cant believe a club who want to develop like corinthians are even thinking of giving him a job
River Make Unprecedented Transactions
1/19/2005 9:39:00 PM
The money just keeps rolling in at River Plate. They have just made the most unprecedented series of transactions in Argentine football history.
River Plate has just earned in one clean swoop US$21 million (close to US$40 million before taxes, deductions, and debts) for the rights to three of their top players of 2004. Maxi Lopez, the player who became one of the biggest weapons for the Millonarios after the departure of Fernando Cavenaghi, is headed to Benfica effective immediately. The youngster was bought by the perennial Portuguese Super League powers at a cost of US$ 5 million.
Meanwhile, Lucho Gonzalez and Javier Mascherano will part ways and head to Europe and Brazil respectively. Although they will make one final run at winning the Copa Libertadores for La Banda, they are scheduled to leave in June.
Gonzalez, one of the newest stalwarts on the Argentine national team is headed to Portugal as well, but to become the latest reinforcement of defending Champions League winner FC Porto. This transaction could produce huge dividends for the Portuguese in the upcoming defense of their title. Part of his pass was also owned by Huracan who will come out of this smiling really big.
Mascherano, on the other hand, will join his good friend Carlos Tevez at Corinthians as a part of the super team that Iranian businessman and MSI head, Kia Joorabchian is building.