It’s that time of year. With the summer/winter transfer windows open across the globe, SouthAmericanFootball.co.uk felt it would be a good time to keep you up to date on the latest moves both in and out of Argentina’s Primera Division.
In: Oscar Ahumada – former River Plate defensive midfielder has returned to his homeland from FC Rostov in Russia; Hernán Grana – former Lanus right-back joins from Belgrano; Angel Vildozo – Striker who spent a few years in Chilean football returns to his boyhood club from Colegiales
Out: Eduardo Domínguez (Huracán); Matías Pérez García (Universidad de Chile); Hugo Barrientos (Huracán); Juan Carlos Ferreyra (Barcelona de Ecuador); Martín Zapata (Belgrano); Cristian Vella (Atlético Rafaela)
In: Leandro Caruso – Former Udinese striker joins after loan spells with River Plate and Godoy Cruz; Aníbal Matellán – veteran defender returns to his homeland after two years in Mexico with San Luis; Juan Carlos Fernández – Peruvian forward arrives from Alianza Lima; Alejandro Capurro – former Colón 5 signs from Gimnasia LP; Diego Placente - 35 year-old former national team left-back returns to his boyhood club from Nacional in Uruguay. Ariel Garcé - veteran defender arrives from Colón.
Out: Nicolás Berardo (Santa Laura), Jefferson Hurtado, Germán Basualdo, Fabián Bordagaray, Gabriel Pérez Tarifa, Juan José Morales (all free)
In: Eduardo Casais – former Boca right-back joins from Olimpo; Diego Braghieri – 25yo defender joins from Central after a disappointing loan spell with Lanús; Carlos Carbonero – Colombian right-winger has renewed his loan from Estudiantes; Lucas Kruspzky - un20 international left-back joins from Independiente; Pablo Lugüercio - former Racing and Estudiantes strikers arrives from Barcelona of Ecuador; Gonzalo Espinoza - talented young Chilean midfielder who has previously enjoyed a successful loan period with the club, joins from Racing.
Out: Jorge Córdoba (Deportivo Quito – end of loan period) Carlos Carbonero (Estuidantes – end of loan period) Juan Manuel Cobo (Quilmes)
Atlético de Rafaela
In: Cristian Vella – veteran central defender arrives from All Boys; Juan Eluchans – former Caen left midfielder joins from relegated Banfield; Adrián Machín – Uruguyan defender joins from Fénix; Esteban Conde - Uruguayan goalkeeper joins on loan from Universidad de Chile.
Out: Nicolás Castro (Godoy Cruz), Jorge Carranza (Ferro),Germán Cáceres, Juan Fernández, Hugo Iriarte, Lucio Filomeno, Francisco Dutari (Godoy Cruz) Walter Gaitán.
In: Martín Zapata – former Union and Instituto midfielder joins from All Boys; Sergio Rodríguez – former Quilmes and Central man joins from Wanderers; César Carranza – tricky front man picked up from Lanús; Jorge Velázquez – left-sided midfielder arrives from Unión; Juan Martin – 30yo striker returns to his home land after a disappointing spell in Greece with Kerkyra; Fernando Márquez – tall centre-forward picked up from Crucero del Norte; Lucas Aveldaño - 27 year-old central defender joins after four years with Racing.
Out: Hernán Grana (All Boys), Federico Mancuello (Independiente), Matías Giménez (Boca), Andrés Silvera, Marco Pérez, Juan Carlos Maldonado, Alejandro Lembo, Bruno Pezzela.
In: Javier García – goalkeeper returns from loan spell with Tigre; Cristian Cellay – versatile defender returns from loan spell with Estudiantes; Matías Giménez – left-sided midfielder returns from loan spell with Belgrano; Carlos Fondacaro – right-back returns from loan spell with Atlético Tucumán; Ricardo Noir – striker returns after loan spell with Newell’s; Oscar Ustari - Goalkeeper and Olympic gold-medallist joins from Getafe in Spain, where his time was ravaged by injury; Guillermo Burdisso - Brother of Argentine international Nicolás, the central defender joins from champions Arsenal.
Out: Darío Cvitanich (Ajax – end of loan), Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina), Enzo Ruis (Unión Española), Gastón Sauro (Basilea), Sebastián Sosa (Vélez), Sergio Araujo (Barcelona B – Loan), Pablo Mouche (Kayserispor), Juan Insaurralde (Spartak Moscow), Jesús Méndez (Rosario Central) y Damián Díaz (Rosario Central).
In: Emanuel Gigliotti – striker joins from San Lorenzo; Rubén Ramírez - prolific striker joins from Godoy Cruz and will be expected to fill the sizeable boots left behind following Bichi Fuertes' retirement.
Out: Bichi Fuertes (Retired), Ariel Garcé (Free), Santiago Fogst, Ismael Quilez (Quilmes), Leandro González (Estudiantes), Javier Chevantón (Free), Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew), Marcos Díaz (Gimnasia de Jujuy).
In: Maxi Núñez – attacking midfielder returns from loan spell with San Martín de San Juan; Román Martínez – talented central midfielder joins from Tigre; Leandro González – striker returns from loan spell with Colón; Juan Pablo Pereyra – forward returns to the club after brief spell with Unión; Jonathan Schunke - defender joins from Ferro; Marcos Angeleri - Argentinian international returns from England after an injury-ravaged two years with Sunderland.
Out: Mariano Andújar (Catania – Mariano Andújar) Juan Sebastián Verón (Retired), Damián Albil (Tigre), Mauro Boselli (Wigan – end of loan spell), Enzo Pérez (Benfica – end of loan spell), Cristian Cellay (Boca – end of loan spell), Facundo Coria (Free) Jose Luis Fernández (Free), Gabriel Mercado (River), Diego Galván (Union – Loan), Carlos Carbonero (Arsenal - loan)
In: Nicolás Alexis Castro – attacking midfielder arrives from Atlético Rafaela; Washington Camacho – Uruguyan midfielder joins from Cerro Porteño; Gonzalo Castellini – 24yo midfielder returns home from Villareal in Spain; Luis Jerez – young right-sided midfielder picked up from Defensa y Justicia; David Ramírez - attacking midfielder returns on loan from Vélez; Iván Obolo - big centre forward joins from Vélez, where he was unable show the sort of form in front of goal that earned him the move from Arsenal; Emanuel Insúa - 21 year-old defender arrives on loan from Boca.
Out: Leandro Caruso (Argentinos), Pablo Miranda (Olimpo), Diego Villar (Racing), Zelmar García,Roberto Russo , Emanuel Aguilera, Adrián Torres,Juan Carlos Falcón, Ariel Rojas, Alvaro Navarro.
In: Víctor Zapata – veteran central midfielder joins after five years with Vélez; Paulo Rosales – former Newell’s attacking midfielder arrives from Unión; Jonathan Santana – Paraguayan international midfielder signed from Libertad; Samuel Cáceres – young central defender returns after loan spell with Nueva Chicago; Federico Mancuello – left-sided midfielder returns from loan spell with Belgrano; Luciano Leguizamón - playmaker joins after leading Arsenal to the league title; Claudio Morel Rodríguez - veteran Paraguayan international and former Boca left-back arrives from Deportivo La Coruña; Cristian Tula - veteran right-back arrives from Atletico Nacional in Colombia; Fabián Vargas - veteran defensive midfielder joins from AEK in Greece.
Out: Gabriel Milito (Retired), Walter Busse (Huracán), Julian Velazquez (Genoa) Carlos Matheu, Lionel Núñez, Nicolás Delmonte, Marcelo Vidal, Facundo Parra, Adrián Argachá, Gino Clara, Cristian Pellerano, Lucas Kruspzky.
In: Gonzalo Castillejos – striker returns from loan spell with Rosario Central; Rodrigo Erramuspe – young central defender returns from loan spell with Unión; Emir Faccioli – young central defender returns from loan spell with Olimpo; Nicolás Pasquini – young left-midfielder returns from loan spell with Atlanta; Cristian Menéndez – striker returns from loan spell with Libertad; Oswaldo Vizcarrondo - Venezuelan international defender joins from América in Mexico; Víctor Ayala - Paraguayan international defender joins from Libertad.
Out: Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul), César Carranza (Belgrano), Diego Braghieri (Arsenal), Mauricio Caranta, Juan Neira, Gastón Díaz.
Newell´s Old Boys
In: Maxi Rodriguez – midfielder returns to his hometown club after leaving Liverpool; Márcos Cáceres – central defender signed from Racing; Milton Casco – left-back joins from Gimnasia; Ignacio Scocco - Former youth international returns to the from the Middle East after time in Mexico and Greece.
Out: Hernán Pellerano (Almería), Ricardo Noir (Boca), Federico Domínguez (Atlanta), Maxi Velasco (Talleres) y Federico Falcone (La Serena, Chile).
In: Ismael Quilez – Right-back arrives from Colón; Cristian Lema – Young central defender joins from Tigre; Juan Manuel Cobo – defensive midfielder arrives from Arsenal after spells at in Spain and Greece; Sebastián Romero – veteran left-winger who has spent time in Spain and France arrives from relegated Banfield; Roberto Nanni - striker returns home from Cerro Porteño in Paraguay.
Out: Ezequiel Rescaldani (Vélez), Claudio Corvalán (Racing), Pablo Velázquez, Leandro Benítez, Lucas Rimoldi, Nicolás Torres, Mauro Camoranesi (Racing)
In: José Sand – 31yo former Argentine international striker returns from Tijuana in Mexico after prolific spell in the Middle East; Javier Cámpora – 32yo striker who has spent time in Mexico and Greece arrives after productive season with Huracán; Gonzalo Espinoza – very talented young Chilean central midfielder returns from loan spell with Arsenal; Leonardo Migliónico – Former Sampdoria and Livorno central defender joins from Lecce; Claudio Corvalán – left-back arrives from Quilmes. Fernando Ortíz - 34yo centre-back arrives on a free from Velez; Mauro Camoranesi - former World Cup-Winner joins from Lanus; Martín Pérez Guedes - former Huracan midfielder returns home from Olimpo in Paraguay.
Out: Claudio Yacob (Free) Gio Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua) Marcos Cáceres (Newell´s), Teo Gutiérrez (Junior) Lucas Castro (Catania), Lucas Licht (Gimnasia LP), Pablo Caballero, Brian Sarmiento, Lucas Aveldaño, Matías Martínez
In: Gabriel Mercado – former U20 interational right-back joins from Estudiantes; Marcelo Barovero – one of the league’s finest goalkeepers arrives from Vélez; Juan Carlos Lescano – 21yo striker joins from Central de Córdoba; Manuel Lanzini – returns from loan spell with Fluminense in Brazil; Facundo Affranchino – returns from loan spell with San Martín de San Juan; Jonathan Bottinelli - central defender arrives from San Lorenzo; Ariel Rojas - midfielder joins from Godoy Cruz; Carlos Luna - the Clausura's top scorer arrives from runners-up Tigre.
Out: Fernando Cavenaghi (Free), Alejandro Domínguez (Valencia – end of loan), Juan Manuel Díaz (Nacional of Uruguay), Nicolás Domingo y César González
In: Giancarlo Carmona – Peruvian right-back returns after loan spell with Alianza Lima; Augusto Alvarez – left midfielder joins after leaving Desamparados de San Juan; Matías Díaz – former Ferro midfielder joins from Defensa y Justicia; Franco Jara - Argentinian international winger joins on loan from Benfica; Juan Mercier - former Argentinos central midfielder joins from Al Wasl; Santiago Gentiletti - central defender arrives following loan spell with Stade Brestois in France; Denis Stracqualursi - former Everton striker joins after mixed spell in England; Martín Rolle - defender arrives from Olimpo; Luis Aguiar - Uruguayan midfielder arrives from Portugal after loan spell with Penarol last season.
Out: Emanuel Gigliotti (Colón), Nereo Champagne (Olimpo), Gastón Aguirre (Temperley), Cristian Chávez (Nápoli), Bernardo Romeo, Juan Carlos Menseguez, Jonathan Bottinelli (River), Nestor Ortigoza (Emirates Club), Carlos Bueno (Querétaro)
San Martín de San Juan
In: Andrés Alderete – returns from loan with Rosario Central; Claudio Riaño – 21yo striker and former Racing youngster joins from Talleres; Leandro Velázquez – U20 international left-winger arrives from Vélez.
Out: Maxi Núñez (Estudiantes), Facundo Affranchino (River)
In: Damián Albil – Copa Libertadores-winning goalkeeper arrives from Estudiantes; Javier Carrasco – midfielder stays with the club after loan spell from Lanús; Jacobo Mansilla – left midfielder arrives from Quilmes; Alejandro Donatti – central defender joins from Boca Unidos.
Out: Carlos Luna (Liga de Quito), Román Martínez (Estudiantes), Juan Carlos Blengio (Gimnasia LP), Cristian Lema (Quilmes)
In: Bruno Bianchi – former Estudiantes central defender joins from Douglas Haig; Pablo Perafán – goalkeeper arrives from Defensa y Justicia; Cristian Núñez – former Newell’s striker arrives from Boca Unidos; Brian Alemán 22yo midfielder arrives from Defensor Sporting; Ricardo Mazacote – Argentina-born Paraguay midfielder arrives from Club Nacional in Paraguay.
Out: Paulo Rosales (Independiente), Juan Pablo Pereyra (Estudiantes), Jorge Velázquez (Belgrano), Rodrigo Erramuspe (Lanús)
In: Sebastián Sosa – extremely talented young Uruguayan goalkeeper pinched from Boca; Jonathan Copete - Colombian striker joins from Santa Fe; Ezequiel Rescaldani - young centre forward returns after loan spell with Quilmes.
Out: Marcelo Barovero (River),Víctor Zapata (Independiente), Juan Manuel Martínez, (Corinthians), Jonathan Ramírez (Nacional of Uruguay), Fernando Ortíz (Free)