In what was a lightning operation, River Plate closed the purchase of Banfield’s forward, Agustín Fontana, at 1.75 million dollars for 75 percent of the pass. Thus Marcelo Gallardo will have his fifth reinforcement for 2021.
The forward had been separated by the directors of the Drill since they had not reached an agreement to extend the bond that expired in June of this year. At the time, this was stated in the statement: “After the refusal of Agustín Fontana and his representative Rubén Contini to renew their contractual relationship with the Institution (despite the fact that once the conditions were agreed, they had given their word to do so), decided to remove him from the professional establishment. “
In this way, Fontana will join Jonatan Maidana, Agustín Palavecino, David Martínez and José Paradela (It remains for him to do his medical examination and sign the contract), as the new faces of River 2021. In addition, it is expected that In the next few hours the arrival of Alex Vigo will be confirmed, right back of Colón de Santa Fe.