River put an end to his vacation and the preseason will begin this Monday, although not in the best way. Is that, in the PCR tests that the club carried out on Sunday, several of the members of the Millionaire delegation tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be able to travel in the next few hours to San Martín de los Andes, where Marcelo’s campus Gallardo will carry out the first part of the set-up.
As reported by the Núñez institution through a statement, the footballers Franco Petroli, Cristian Ferreira and Carlos Auzqui and the member of the coaching staff Hernán Buján were those who were detected the virus in the tests carried out by River, while Agustín Palavecino had to be isolated by close contact.
On the other hand, Javier Pinola, Nicolás De La Cruz, the kinesiologist Jorge Bombicino and the physical trainer Marcelo Tulbovitz had tested positive for coronavirus during their vacations. In this way, these nine members of the millionaire delegation must comply with the corresponding isolation period and will join the work with the rest of the campus when they receive medical discharge.
River’s preseason logistics
During their stay in San Martín de los Andes, which will be from January 10 to 18, the River delegation will stay at the Hotel Loi Suites Chapelco and will carry out training sessions at the El Desafío Mountain Resort property. From 19 onwards, the preseason will continue at the Ezeiza campus.
River’s problems with Covid-19 in the Reserve campus
At the beginning of the preseason, the Millionaire Reserve suffered the consequence of the coronavirus with the positive cases of Oswaldo Valencia, Franco Alfonso, Mauricio Camargo, Luciano Paz, Alejandro Sotelos (utility), Matías Trujillo (Kinesiologist) and the isolation of Franco Camargo by close contact.
River renewed five contracts before preseason
El Millonario announced the signing of a bond extension for David Martínez, Maidana, Paulo Díaz and the youth Simón and Peña. Who are missing to fix their situations.
River will start its preseason tomorrow for 2022 and this Sunday the club took the opportunity to sign five contract renewals that already expired or expired in a short term and were – in some way – a focus of concern within Marcelo Gallardo’s squad.
The club shared the images and information that this afternoon Héctor Davíd Martínez, Jonathan Maidana, Paulo Díaz, Santiago Simón and Felipe Peña Biafore visited the club’s offices to extend their respective ties with River.
The contractual situation of the five players who renewed at River
Jonathan Maidana: his contract had expired at the end of the year and he renewed for one year, until December 2022
David Martínez: the loan was signed -from Defense and Justice- for one year and with purchase option
Paulo Díaz: he had a link until December 2023 and extended it until the end of 2024.
Santiago Simón: had entered his last year of contract and extended it until December 2024
Felipe Peña: renewed until 2024
Who are the River players who are close to renewing their contract
There are still some contractual situations to resolve at the Millionaire and one of those that is about to have a happy ending is that of Bruno Zuculini, who has a relationship until June and is heading to renew his contract with River. On the other hand, Javier Pinola was in the same situation as Jonathan Maidana and it is a fact that he will continue with one more year of contract, only the formality of the signature remains.
The cases of Benjamin Rollheiser and Fabrizio Angileri are the ones that have the Millo leadership the most in suspense, especially that of the forward. The two end their relationship in the middle of the year, and for now with Rollheiser there are no signs of rapprochement in terms of the positions of both parties. For Angileri they are waiting to see if an offer comes from Europe for the ex-Godoy Cruz to emigrate in this market of passes: if he does not do it, there is a verbal agreement to renew.
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River pass market: confirmed reinforcements for Gallardo’s squad
Tomás Pochettino: He came on loan from the Austin of the MLS, with a purchase option. The medical check-up has already been done.
Leandro González Pirez: He got a loan for two years and with a purchase option. The medical check-up has already been done.
Emanuel Mammana: He came free after terminating with Zenit of Russia and signed a one-year contract. The medical check-up has already been done.
Covid-19 in River