Who might make the Argentina Squad for World Cup 2018?

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Argentina’s under 20 side in 2007 is the core of the current side

Much has been written about Argentina’s defeat to Germany in the World Cup Final as the last chance for a ‘Golden Generation’ to claim the ultimate prize in football. The likes of Messi, Agüero, Higuaín, Di María and Mascherano will be beyond their best in 2018 and with Argentine youth sides of more recent years failing to impress, perhaps the time has passed for La Albiceleste to claim their third World Cup. So, who could make up the squad in four years and is the future really so bleak?

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Di Mariá closes on record breaking €75 million transfer to Paris St Germain

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Record breaker? Di María set to beat Hernán Crespo as the most expensive Argentine

Ángel Di María is set to become the most expensive Argentine transfer in history if the reports of a €75 million transfer to Paris St Germain are true. Spanish newspaper, AS is reporting that the French Champions have increased their offer and Real Madrid are willing to accept the deal given the money that they have just paid to Monaco for the signing of James Rodríguez.

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Feyenoord discuss deal for San Lorenzo youngster, Villalba

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Héctor Villalba looks set to be the latest youngster to head to Europe

San Lorenzo’s impressive run in this year’s Copa Libertadores has seen El Ciclón on the brink of the biggest achievement in the Buenos Aires giants history but has also seen a number of their players attract interest from elsewhere. The latest is 20-year-old striker, Héctor Villalba, who Feyenoord are reportedly discussing a potential $3.5 million move.

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Vietto set for $7.5 million move to Villarreal

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Racing’s latest youth product to head to Europe

Racing’s 20-year-old striker, Luciano Vietto finally looks set to be sealing his predicted move to Europe as La Liga side, Villarreal have agreed a fee of $7.5 million. Valencia reportedly have first-option on Vietto as part of the deal that took Rodrigo De Paul to the Mestalla, and so it remains to be seen if they will rival El Submarino Amarillo.

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Newcastle eye Shakhtar’s Argentine exile, ‘Chucky’ Ferreyra

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Italian news outlet, Tutto Mercato is reporting that Newcastle United could be set to provide Argentine striker, Facundo ‘Chucky’ Ferreyra a route out of Ukraine as the player is a group of Shakhtar Donetsk players who have refused to return following the countries unrest.

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Lanús fail in extra time in the Recopa Final (VIDEO)

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Lanús battled against Brazilian side, Atlético Mineiro after losing the first leg of the Final last week, but were eventually undone in extra time, losing 5-3 on aggregate.

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San Lorenzo thrash Bolivar to all but confirm Libertadores Final date (VIDEO)

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Juan Mercier jumping for joy after adding the third

San Lorenzo thumped Bolívar in the Nuevo Gasómetro to take a giant step towards the Final and a historic first Copa Libertadores. No side has scored five in a Semi Final since 1989 but goals from Mauro Matos, Emanuel Más (2), Juan Mercier and Julio Buffarini have surely booked El Ciclón’s place despite a second leg in the altitude of La Paz.

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Vélez youngster, Allione moves to Brazil to join Gareca

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The latest talented youngster to leave Vélez

Former Vélez boss, Ricardo Gareca has snapped up another of his former players for his new employers, Palmieras. 19-year-old winger, Agustín Allione has signed a four-year contract for the Brazilian side and cost $3 million.

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Sunderland’s Scocco nears Newell’s return

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Ignacio Scocco looks to be nearing the return to former club, Newell’s Old Boys that he has been looking for after the Rosario club improved their offer to $4 million. While Scocco, Newell’s and Sunderland will be happy with this deal, River Plate will be disappointed to have missed out on their main striker target ahead of the new season.

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Arsenal cast eye over Gino Peruzzi

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Gino Peruzzi last season with Catania might be on the move again

Arsene Wenger has just completed the transfer of French International right-back, Mathieu Debuchy but there are now reports that Arsenal will make a move for 22-year-old, Argentine defender, Gino Peruzzi. Since impressing during his time with Vélez Sarsfield as a teenager, Peruzzi has long been seen as the future Argentina right-back and Arsenal could try and negotiate a deal this week.

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