In the midst of the cataract of renovations that took place over the weekend and that had been anticipated in Diario Olé, there was a signature that was conceived by the low and that was not within those of urgent resolution. It is about Paulo Díaz, this Chilean defender who became an essential piece in River and who stretched their bond until the end of 2024. Now, Why in Núñez did they shield the Chilean when his previous contract expired only in December 2023?
Paulo Diaz signed his contract.
Central national team marker, who combines youth and experience in his 27 years and who comes from a 2021 consolidation in River, where he played 43 starting games of the 44 that he had to retrace in Núñez. Oh, and two goals … For all this it is obvious that PD17 has become an appealing footballer for the European market, from where Sevilla of Spain had shown their interest in taking him away. Not just once, but several.
Knowing the great moment that he had been going through and the possible offers that he could receive, it is that during September of last year in River they had renewed the link until the end of 2023. Although when observing that some teams were prowling the Chilean, the new leadership of the club decided to act quickly and redouble bets.
In little secrecy, River began talks with the defender and his representative to make a new extension of his contract for various reasons. First as part of an act of appreciation towards the defender, making him feel important – he is on the field – within the football project that Gallardo continues to manage. And second, economic improvement through, so that if later you receive an external proposal you think twice …
In fact, the relationship that Paulo Díaz was forging since he arrived in Núñez from mid-2019 became one of the main reasons why the defender renewed. Because it feels comfortable, important and with filming, something that perhaps it would cost him to acquire elsewhere and that would become a stone in his shoe in the framework of a World Cup year, despite the fact that today Chile is out of the classification to Qatar 2022 (one point from Peru, in the repechage).
And if there is agreement between the two parties, it is not surprising then that one of the pillars of the defense of the MG team has agreed to extend its bond, once again. Another good news for a year of pure competition.
The three reinforcements put the hook
Before the game heading to San Martín de los Andes to start the preseason, in River they will seal the ties of the three players who will join the squad to face this 2022. They are Tomás Pochettino, Leandro González Pirez and Emanuel Mammana.
Tomás Pochettino signed as a reinforcement this Monday. Photo: River Press.
PochettinoThe 25-year-old midfielder from MLS Austin will sign his one-year loan bond with a $ 3.5 million purchase option. In the case of the central Gonzalez Pirez (29) will also sign a one-year loan from Inter Miami.
González Pirez with the shirt that River gave him in the middle of the year. @leanpirez
Y the other central Mammana (25), after the medical examination he underwent on Sunday, he will sign for one year with the option to renew for one more year (he arrives free from Zenit of Russia).
Mammana in an internship in Russia.