Camp Nou

Next Game

Barcelona v Elche

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 20:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

River open to Balanta offers

River Plate have placed a €15million (£12.7m) asking price on central defender Eder Alvarez Balanta after he was linked with a move to Barcelona.

Last Updated: 12/10/13 at 13:37 Post Comment

Eder Alvarez Balanta: Linked with move to Barcelona

Eder Alvarez Balanta: Linked with move to Barcelona

The Argentine club's vice president Omar Solassi told Catalan radio that while the Blaugrana have not made an approach they understand what his club want.

"Balanta is worth €15 million," the River director told Esports COPE.

"He is a great player with a great future.

Solassi thinks that Balanta, 20, would fit in at Camp Nou because he could offer coach Tata Martino something different from what he already has.

"We would listen to offers for him, but Barca have made not official offer to us for him," he continued.

"I think that Balanta would be liked by Tata Martino It would not seem odd to me if Barca are interested in him.

"He is a player that will come good whichever team he plays for.

"Balanta is not like Mascherano nor like Pique. He is a different sort of player with more presence. He is a strong defender, is good on the ball and knows how to play going forward."

River Plate currently own 80 per cent of Balanta's right while the player's family own the other 20 per cent.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Women's Football: England beat Wales 4-0 to make World Cup

England's women secured their place in the 2015 World Cup courtesy of an emphatic 4-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff.

Transfer News: QPR sign Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on loan

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the signing of Eduardo Vargas from Napoli on a season-long loan deal.

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property