Is it possible that a soccer player who is hardly recognized if a fan crosses him at a recital or in a demonstration has been the star of the market? It is not only possible but it has happened here and now: Rodrigo Aliendro, high-ranking midfielder and super low profile, 31 years old, spent in Chacarita, Ituzaingó, Atlético Tucumán and Colóna late-maturing soccer worker whose recognition came after three decades, accepted the proposal made by River and that includes a contract for three and a half years (until December 2025).
Goal by Aliendro to River FOTOBAIRES
with flirtation of Racing and Velezintended as a priority by an Eduardo Domínguez who had directed and promoted it in Colón, strongly tempted to put on the Boca shirtRodrigo Germán chose to wear River’s and be led by a Marcelo Gallardo who moved him with his call to propose joining the team that, curiously, could cross his current institution in the quarterfinals.
Almost at the same time that his arrival in Núñez was confirmed, Aliendro had a bad drink with the Sabalero, which was eliminated in the Argentine Cup in a penalty shootout by the Board of Trustees. In that series, the midfielder missed his shot in what was his penultimate game with the red and black jersey: as he will be free on June 30, he will say goodbye after facing Huracán this Saturday for the local tournament at the Elephant Cemetery and the next Wednesday to Workshops for the Libertadores in the Kempes.
a stone in the shoe
because it is a fact that Colón will not remove him from the list in good faith of the Libertadores and, unless Conmebol makes an exception for players whose contract ends between the round of 16, they will not be able to play the highest international tournament with the band on their chest.
Even if that happens, Aliendro is convinced that River is the right place to continue an evolution that began in Atlético Tucumán and continued in Colón, where he reached his peak of performance as a box-to-box midfielder who even captured the attention of a foreign team. like the Red Bull Bragantino. And Gallardo is also convinced that Aliendro meets the conditions to replace an Enzo Fernández who has already begun to pack his bags.
From pizza delivery man to millionairethe parable of the midfielder that emerged in the Lower Divisions of Chacarita included a brief passage through Ituzaingó in the First C, increased his curve from the age of 26 with his arrival at ATU and reached its highest point in the last two years in Colón, where he began to attract everyone’s attention for his deployment, his tactical sense, his silent work, his fine intelligence with the ball and even his goals (he has 31, with 29 assists, in 302 games).
River will start enjoying it in a week.
TWO GOALS FROM ALIENDRO AGAINST RIVER
Beltrán joins Gallardo’s squad
While in Núñez they await the approval of the AFA to be able to formalize the return of the 21-year-old striker from Córdoba, the Vikingo will begin training in River, which hopes to advance in the next few hours in the last formal steps to be able to score Beltrán in the list of the Copa Libertadores and that Gallardo can count on him for the round of 16 against Vélez.