Atento River Plate: Franco Armani is wanted by a Premier League team

Franco Armani is wanted from Europe. Photo: REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

The alarms went off Nunez when the rumor about the interest of the Nottingham Forest by Frank Armani. It is that the historic British team, champion of the Champions League in 1979 and 1980got the third promotion to the Premier League after beating Huddersfield by 1 to 0 in Wembley and will play in the UK top flight again after 23 years. And to gain a foothold in one of the best competitions on the planet, it will have to reinforce all its lines.

In the halls of Monumental they speculate with a possible offer from the English club, which would be willing to pay five million pounds sterling ($6.3 million) to hire the experienced goalkeeper with a past in National Athletic of Medellin. Even the chronicler of TyC Sports in charge of the information Millionaire, John Cortese, revealed that there was an informal contact between both parties, since the goalkeeper has serious intentions to continue his career in the Old continent.

Although the footballer’s environment recognized some polls, they also reassured River Plate fans by assuring that the goalkeeper plans to continue at the club at least until the end of the year.

Nottingham Forest's Gaetan Bong celebrates with the trophy and teammates during the victory parade (Reuters/Ed Sykes)
Nottingham Forest’s Gaetan Bong celebrates with the trophy and teammates during the victory parade (Reuters/Ed Sykes)

The Forest will join Fulham Y Bournemouthwho had been left with the first two direct places in the demanding Championship. The two-time champion European Cup in 1979 and 1980 had finished fourth with 80 points, two less than Huddersfieldand in the semifinal of the playoffs eliminated Sheffield United on penalties to advance to the decisive match in the legendary stadium Wembley.

In addition to its rich history in English football, Nottingham Forest has a strong link with Argentine football since after his tour of our country and Uruguay in 1905, Independiente adopted the red color of his shirt. Former midfielder Racing Claudio Yacob He was the last Argentine to play for the European team in the 2018/19 season.

Meanwhile, the goalkeeper was one of those absent from the campus of River that this week he returned to work for the second date of the Professional League and the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores. Franco Armani and Julián Álvarez, both summoned by Lionel Scaloni for the friendly with Estonia, They joined this Wednesday after they suffered delays in their return to the country due to fog problems at the Ezeiza airport. Both starting players, who were part of the national team’s tour of Europe, are already working together with the rest of their teammates and will have no problem being part of the team that will face Atletico Tucuman.

On the other hand, the Colombian intensified the recovery work Juan FernandoQuintero, who this week will be discharged from the tears in the left hamstring suffered by the April 13 and May 17.


Juan fer will return to the roster this weekend after missing half of the first part of the year and after having played without interruption in the 13 initial team appearances in 2022. The Colombian hitch played 10 games as a substitute, three from the start on the starting sheet, with 508 total minutes on the pitch and 5 goals that generated good income in the second half with victories for the team.

Also, Emmanuel Mamawho suffered a synovitis in the right knee, He is in less pain but since he still has discomfort, he worked differently and will be evaluated to determine if they carry out studies. So the team to play against Dean would be with: Armani, Andrés Herrera, Jonatan Maidana, Leandro González Pírez and Elías Gómez; Enzo Fernández, Enzo Pérez and Agustín Palavecino; Santiago Simón, Álvarez and Esequiel Barco.

It should be noted that Matias Suarez -suffered a tear in the right soleus a month ago- and milton helmet -with a tear in the right calf- will have more days of differentiated work to be discharged next week. Although the Cordovan striker already has about 40 days of recoveryThey are going to take care of him because he comes from a long hiatus after last year’s knee operation that made him return to the courts only in February of this year.

As for the rest of the summoned, Nicholas of the Cross in Uruguay, David Martinez in Paraguay Y Paul Diaz in Chilithey must play one more friendly over the weekend and will return to the country to join the third date in view of Colon.


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