Transfer window: here are the reinforcements for River, Boca, Rosario Central, San Lorenzo, Talleres de Córdoba, Huracán & Godoy Cruz for the CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019

Arrivals and departures ahead of the upcoming Libertadores


BOCA JUNIORS


They are in Group G alongside Athletico Paranaense, Deportes Tolima and Jorge Wilstermann. 

Arrivals

Marcos Díaz

The 32-year-old keeper joins Boca Juniors after his contract expired with Huracán. He's played 16 matches in the CONMEBOL Libertadores and kept 8 clean sheets. In 2015 he was a runner up in the CONMEBOL Sudamericana with Huracán.

Junior Alonso

The 25-year-old defender from Paraguay has joined on loan from Lille after a brief spell with Celta Vigo. He replaces Lisandro Magallán who joined Ajax. Alonso began his career at Cerro Porteño before making the jump to Europe with Lille. Whilst there he worked under Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa. He then spent six months on loan with Celta Vigo where Antonio Mohamed was in charge. He's a full international with Paraguay.


GODOY CRUZ


They are in Group C with Olimpia, Sporting Cristal and Universidad de Concepción.

At present they've made no new signings apart from in the dugout where Marcelo Gómez will be the team's new head coach. 


HURACÁN


They are in Group B alongside Cruzeiro, Emelec and Deportivo Lara.

Arrivals

Lucas Barrios

The striker, who holds a Paraguayan passport, arrives at al Globo on a free transfer. He was on the books of Colo Colo in the last CONMEBOL Libertadores where they were knocked out by Palmeiras in the quarter finals. Barrios scored a crucial away goal against Corinthians to earn his side a place amongst the top eight in South America. In 2017 he was part of the Gremio team which won the competition.

Antony Silva

The Paraguayan goalkeeper has joined the club after ending his time with Cerro Porteño and helps cover the loss of Marcos Díaz to Boca Juniors.


RIVER PLATE


They are in Group A with Internacional, Alianza Lima and one of the Phase 3 winners.

Robert Rojas

The 22-year-old defender joins from Guarani. The reigning CONMEBOL Libertadores champions have signed the Paraguayan on a four-year deal.


ROSARIO CENTRAL


They are in Group H alongside Gremio, Universidad Católica and a Phase 3 winner.

Arrivals

Fabián Rinaudo

The 31-year-old midfielder, who has the experience of playing in Europe, joined Rosario Central after a successful spell with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

Jarlan Barrera

The 23-year-old Colombian midfielder joins the club after finishing as runner up of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana with Junior last year. He was one of his former team's best players and will now look to continue to development in Argentina.  

Claudio Riaño

The 30-year-old striker, who arrived from Mexican side Necaxa, joins Rosario Central ahead of the CONMEBOL Libertadores. He's previously played for Boca and Independiente amongst other teams.  

Agustín Allione

The 24-year-old midfielder, who came through the youth ranks at Vélez, joins Rosario on loan from Brazilian side Palmeiras.


SAN LORENZO


They are in Group F with Palmeiras, Junior and a Phase 3 winner.

Arrivals

Gustavo Torres

The 22-year-old Colombian striker joins on a loan deal with an option to make it permanent.

Raúl Loaiza

The 24-year-old midfielder also joins on loan from Atlético Nacional.

Fernando Monetti

The Argentine goalkeeper, yet another loan signing from Atlético Nacional, has been brought into the squad too. His past experience in the Argentinian league includes spells with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Lanús.

Héctor Fértoli y Gonzalo Castellani

The midfielders were presented to the media at the same time. Castellani is another player that new coach Almirón knows: he had him at Lanús and Atlético Nacional. Fértoli joins from Newell's.


TALLERES DE CÓRDOBA


They face Sao Paulo in Phase 2 and will try to earn a place in Group A alongside River, Internacional and Alianza Lima.

Arrivals

Dayro Moreno

The 33-year-old Colombian striker joins to strengthen the team's attack.

Sebastián Palacios

The striker returns to Talleres on loan from Mexican side Pachuca.

Leonel Rivas

He joins from Rosario Central.

 

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