The future of Rafael Santos Borré will definitely not be at River Plate beyond June, but what already seemed a fact, his departure to the Porto Alegre Gremio, is not yet like that: Marcelo Gallardo will meet with the forward, who also still wait for other options in Europe.
The Brazilian club made a millionaire offer to the Colombian, but wants him to sign a pre-contract now, because the market in that country opened in March and they cannot wait until June. So if Rafa accepts, he could stay at River for a while longer, but he should probably leave before his contract expires.
The scorer has already given up the tempting figure that Palmeiras offered him, because his idea is to leave some money to River, which is quite complicated, since for that, he should renew his contract and the Millionaire does not have the money to do it.
Gremio would have made an offer that exceeds that of Palmeiras to Borré, although, according to information from Javier Gil Navarro on SportsCenter AM and ESPN F12, the figure is not as high as published in different media.
The chronicler also affirmed that the coveted Colombian striker would not be so attracted to Brasileirao, but that he would be waiting for a better market. And that’s where the “letter” from Marcelo Gallardo comes in, who would hold a talk this Saturday with Borré and could persuade him to target Europe.
In ESPN F90, Gustavo Yarroch complemented the information and announced that in the next few days, Borré would receive an offer from Europe, precisely from Lazio of Italy, as well as Feyernoord would have him in his sights, which will probably already be much more difficult options to discard for Rafa.
Borré’s pass belongs to Atlético Madrid and River and the Millionaire should pay him about 3.5 million euros to keep it in June, the date on which his contract expires.
The 25-year-old forward is the top scorer of the Marcelo Gallardo era and, although Rafa wants to repay everything that the Argentine club has given him with money for his pass, for today, it seems quite difficult that he will not go free .