Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

Argentina: Trezeguet signs three year deal at River Plate

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on January 13, 2012
David Trezeguet

David Trezeguet (front) in training for new club River Plate

Argentinian giants River Plate, who are currently playing in their country’s second division following last season’s shock relegation, have showed their ambition to get back into the top flight by signing former France international David Trezeguet.

Trezeguet, who won a FIFA World Cup and who scored the winning “Golden Goal” for the French national team in the 2000 UEFA European Championship final against Italy, had only recently been playing in the United Arab Emirates but had decided not to continue at his club Bani Yas Sports Club following some injury problems. Now Trezeguet, who is of mixed French/Argentinian descent, will now go back to play in the land of his birth some seventeen years after he made his debut with CA Platense. As well as international success, he has also won league titles in France with AS Monaco and in Italy with Juventus.

Trezeguet signed a three year deal with River and there will be huge expectations amongst his club’s fanatical supporters for him to score the goals which will get Los Millionarios back into the top flight.