The Seville ‘Plate’

ANDl Seville has made its third incorporation official for the next season: Gonzalo Montiel has signed until 2026, after the agreement reached between River Plate and Seville, paying the Andalusian team near 11 million by the international right back of the Argentine team. Montiel, 24, and after a lifetime defending the River shirt, with whom he raised five titles, and 13 times international, rising this summer with the America Cup, has fulfilled his dream of making the leap to European football. To a Seville where the mate and the Argentine accent are everywhere.

Because the Nervión club has a special relationship with the players born in the South American country. Throughout its history, it has signed many professionals who have defended its shirt. From the world champion in 78 Daniel Bertoni, to the world star Diego Armando Maradona, reaching footballers in this modern age of the incidence of Ever Banega, who has won three Europa League at Sánchez-Pizjuán. The Albiceleste colony has increased, with Montiel and also Erik Lamela, until five are the members born in Argentina, after the departure this summer of Franco Vazquez.

The curiosity is given that three of these five players have left the River Plate quarry. Ocampos, Lamela and now Montiel. The first two made the leap to the Old Continent very quickly. Lamela did it with 19 years, after dazzling the world with his qualities at a childhood age and with the Barcelona trying to do the same as in his day with Messi, was the Rome who disbursed 12 million euros. Then the money from the Premier would lead the talented midfielder to the Tottenham.

Ocampos, for his part, was seduced by the Monaco, who being in Ligue 2 paid 16 million by the end. Then he had a pass without pain or glory in Italy, to return to France with the Marseilles and cause Sevilla to notice him. The third party in contention is a Montiel who is endorsed by his own Marcelo gallardo, River coach and one of the best in the history of the millionaire team. It will not, however, be the season with more Argentines from Sevilla, counting on Papu Gómez and Acuña, the two that were missing. The year with Sampaoli on the bench, in 16-17, there were up to seven: Mercado, Nico Pareja, Kranevitter, Correa, Franco Vázquez, Vietto and Montoya. The Seville of the mate and the soccer field. The Seville ‘Plate’.

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