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River Plate bid farewell to de la Cruz

River Plate bid farewell to de la Cruz

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De la Cruz stayed at River Plate (ARG) for six years

Flamengo have announced the signing of their first reinforcement for 2024: De La Cruz. this way, River Plate (ARG) The main player for the season loses. After the deal was officially completed, the Argentine club bid farewell to the Uruguayan midfielder via social media.

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He added: “The player Nicolas de la Cruz has been transferred to Flamengo and will continue his career there. Thank you for giving everything you have in every match, Nico!”“, says River Plate's social media post. Furthermore, the club used an emotional video of the Uruguayan's great achievements wearing the Argentine club's shirt, under the caption: โ€œNicolas de la Cruz, six years of pure football.โ€

Passing through the river plate

The midfielder was scouted by Liverpool Montevideo and was quickly bought by River Plate in 2017. In this way, the Uruguayan enjoyed a successful spell at the Buenos Aires club. In total, there are ten titles to the Argentine team's number 11:

  • Argentina Cup twice (2017 and 2019)

  • 2x Argentine Super Cup (2017 and 2019)

  • 1x CONMEBOL Libertadores (2018)

  • 1x Recopa Sudamericana (2019)

  • Argentina Championship twice (2021 and 2023)

  • Champions Cup twice (2021 and 2023)

Flamengo waited for River Plate's last match this season to pay the fine for terminating the contract, at the request of de la Cruz himself. This is because last Friday (22), the Argentine national team, still with the Uruguay national team, defeated Rosario Centra (Argentina) 2-0 and won the European Champions Cup. Shortly after, Mingo made the payment and confirmed the signing of the midfielder.

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A new era, now at Flamingo

After six years at River Plate, de la Cruz joined Flamengo. This is because Rubro-Negro paid โ‚ฌ16 million (R$79 million) for the player's termination fine. The midfielder signed a five-year contract with Florida, valid until the end of 2028.

De la Cruz is expected to come to CT Ninho do Urubu for the Flamengo rematch, scheduled for January 8th. Therefore, the Red and Black coach, Tite, must rely on new reinforcements at the beginning of the pre-season.

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