After the fears that there were for his possible departure, the club aspires to buy a percentage of the Colombian’s pass. And it intends to free a quota of foreigners.
“I am calm because I know that here they receive Latinos very well and are aware of us. I like that. I adapted very well to life in Argentina. I like to go for a walk in the street, go to the supermarket or go out to eat” . Rafael Santos Borré had already been over a year when he told Clarion how was his life in the country. It was in an interview at the Ezeiza estate after the forward defined the classic against Independiente for the quarterfinals of the 2018 Copa Libertadores.
Two years later, the Colombian is on the way to having dual nationality. River started the procedures to get him the Argentine citizenship given that he has been living in the country for more than three years and according to the law, he has two years of continuous residence. In this way, Borré will have one more reason to feel Argentine. He will soon have a daughter (with his wife, the journalist Ana caicedo, also Colombian) who will be born here.
The nationalization of Borré is part of the beginning of the plan that aims for the Colombian renew your contract with River, which ends in June 2021. Although the two issues go through two separate lanes, the citizenship procedures would not be being done if the Núñez club leadership did not plan to buy 25 percent more of the 25-year-old player’s pass years born in Cali.
It happens that in order to extend the link, according to what one of the clauses of the contract marks, River has to pay 3.5 million euros to Atlético de Madrid to add that 25 percent more of the card and keep 75 %. So far, the Núñez club and the Tool they share the same percentage (50% each). With the money coming in from the sale of Martínez Quarta and what will come in through Juan Fernando Quintero, River will be able to take the money from there to ensure Borré’s continuity.
As for nationalization, it is not a new operation in River. It will happen with Borré and also with Nicolás De La Cruz, for whom the procedures also began (both arrived in August 2017). And it happened before with the Uruguayans Carlos Sanchez, Rodrigo Mora and Camilo Mayada.
This situation allows River to free quotas for foreigners. Currently, Marcelo Gallardo’s squad is at the top with Colombians Borré and Jorge Carrascal, the Uruguayan De La Cruz, the Paraguayans Robert Rojas and Jorge Moreira and the chilean Paulo Díaz. Unoccupying two places will allow you to Doll look at the South American market to incorporate players in the next book of passes.
Gallardo has in Borré an indispensable footballer for the functioning of his team. Although today he is going through a small two-game drought without scoring goals, the forward represents a constant threat to the opposing defenses, generating spaces, associating with midfielders, pressing the rival’s exit and constantly carrying danger.
Borré also wants to stay in River, according to his public statements. He is happy at the club and feels loved by the fans. And far from the desire to emigrate of many people in the country in different activities, the Colombian, in another interview with Clarion, at the beginning of this year, he recounted the extent to which he took root in his new land: “Despite everything that is lived in Argentina, it is a very strong country and I do not think of leaving.” Now, he is on the way to also have the Argentine document.