Is it a tradition to have Colombian players at River Plate? Well, it seems so. Indeed, after the departure of Juan Fernando Quintero, old acquaintances began to appear in Núñez’s team, and curiously, two coffee footballers, one who did not have a very good time at Eintracht Frankfurt, Rafael Santos Boré and another. Coming off a change in his squad due to having a new technical director, new manager Scott Parker will be waiting to see if he can line up his regular eleven.
For now, Martín Demichelis’ chosen Colombians in the River Plate are Flavián Londoño and Miguel Angel Borja, but the billionaire could have four coffee growers if the interests of Rafael Santos Porre and Ader Álvarez Palanta are combined.
Juan Fernando Quintero failed to renew his contract, and after his relationship with River Plate ended on December 31, 2022, the club woke up in 2023 with one less Colombian. It is well known that the people of River Plate have loved the Colombian players very much, a story that has been going on for years, and they could bring the two old acquaintances together.
“The good son always returns home” can be applied to the case of Rafael Santos Porre, who scored River Plate’s historic goal in the Marcelo Gallardo era, beating his successor, Julian Alvarez, and one of the key defenders. The likes of Eder Álvarez Palanta, who after a stint in Argentina immediately jumped to Europe with Basel in Switzerland and now with Club Brugge in Belgium.