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Saviola talks up River Plate return

Hellas Verona striker Javier Saviola has all but confirmed that he will be moving back to River Plate at the end of the season.

The Argentine giants are eager to pair their former starlet with Pablo Aimar in the summer in an attempt to counter Boca Juniors’ plans of dominating the South American football in years to come.

And it appears that the veteran forward will need no persuading to join River Plate on a free transfer in the summer, with the 33-year-old looking forward to getting reunited with former club and international teammate.

“I hope to play with Aimar and to destroy many defences together,” Saviola confessed to ESPN.

It was at River Plate that Saviola began his professional career and he went on to score 45 goals in 86 league outings before joining Barcelona in 2001.

The diminutive forward has since represented Monaco, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Benfica, Malaga and Olympiakos before finally arriving at Hellas Verona last summer.

However, he has largely struggled for playing time at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, starting mere four league games this term.

Sat 25 Apr, 2015
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