The Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero He has already arrived in Buenos Aires to finalize his return to River Plate. While a group of fans of the “Millionaire” was in Aeroparque waiting for his arrival, from the club they beat the announcement of his hiring with a video that recalls his greatest achievement in Núñez.
River’s social networks uploaded a surprising video to advance the announcement of Juanfer as a new reinforcement for Gallardo’s team. The image shows the Copa Libertadores with a dark background, suddenly it lights up and behind it appears a poster of the celebrations of the champion team of the 2018 tournament in Madrid, after winning the final against Boca with a goal from the Colombian. The video ended with the hashtag #ElRetornoDelRey.
The posting was quickly shared by River fans who began to upload videos with their goals and luxuries to social networks. Juanfer played in the “Millionaire” between 2018 and 2020. He played 61 games, scored 12 goals and gave 8 assists.
What a few months ago was an impossible dream is finally coming true. The steering wheel will undergo a medical examination tomorrow, then it will be officially presented and the signature will be stamped on the contract that will bind him to River until December 2024.
Many fans of the “Millionaire” gathered at the Ezeiza Airport waiting for the return of the idol who scored a great goal for the 2-1 in the remembered final of Libertadores against the classic rival.
In his first statements on Argentine soil, he stated that he is “too happy to return to River. Let’s hope to have a good season, I can’t wait to be with my new teammates”. That is the mentality that we have to have in River”.
Quintero will return to the “Millionaire” after passing through China’s Shenzhen FC, where he played 21 games in all of 2021, scoring one goal and providing seven assists. The return of the hitch is also due to having greater visibility and continuity in the year of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, for which his Colombian National Team is not yet classified.
The 29-year-old Colombian will be the fourth reinforcement for Marcelo Gallardo in this pass market. The first to arrive and join the preseason were Tomás Pochettino (Austin FC), Leandro González Pírez (Inter Miami) and Emmanuel Mammana (Zenit).