Something we can be always sure is that South American clubs dream of having their old players back.
Independiente wouldn’t mind signing Sergio Aguero, It’s the same with Fluminense and Richarlison, Colo Colo and Alexis Sanchez, or Atletico Nacional and Davison Sanchez.
Now we see a story from Argentine newspaper Clarin claiming that River Plate would be keen on signing Manuel Lanzini from West Ham United.
The outlet lists a few players who the Millionarios would like to sign this year, and asks if Lanzini would be a target for the midfield.
And even though people close to the player say ‘there’s no chance’ of a comeback at this time, Clarin writes that everything could change in case manager Marcelo Gallardo calls the 26-year-old.
It’s pretty rare to see players returning to South America before they turn 30, and there’s obviously the money issue, since River Plate would be unlikely to afford the transfer fee or the salary for such a move.
That’s why those quotes make sense, and it’s hard to believe it would be a possibility for the summer.