May 23, 2013
Cavenaghi's future uncertain
After River Plate’s coach Matías Almeyda admitted that Fernando Cavenaghi will not be part of the Argentine powerhouse for the 2012-13 season, the former Bordeaux and Mallorca striker is uncertain about his near future.
But meanwhile, former Boca Juniors striker and idol Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who was recently appointed coach of Lanús, indicated that he would be delighted to have Cavenaghi joining the “Granates”.
Also, continental giants Independiente and Uruguay's Nacional Club de Football were indicated as seeking for the services of the striker, who is being also tempted to return to Internacional de Porto Alegre in Brazil.
Cavenaghi returned to his home-team following their historic relegation in June 2011, with the intention of restoring River Plate to the top flight with promotion at first time of asking from the Nacional B.
After a wonderful start, the 28-year-old forward struggled to reproduce his best form during the second semester and following the arrival of David Trezeguet, but he still finished as the team’s top scorer with 19 goals and third-top scorer of the tournament.
When asked about Cavenaghi's future Almeyda was conclusive: “he came to do his part and achieved his objectives. We are grateful for those that returned, but a cycle has come to an end.”
Likewise, the coach indicated that River “will be strengthening. We want a competitive team. Changing it means getting better, not worse; this team won the Nacional B and you always want changes to enrich things.”
River will be joined in the Primera A Division by Argentina’s first football team: Quilmes Atheltic Club.