Friday December 16 2011
Trezeguet set for River switch

Juventus legend David Trezeguet is just a medical away from signing for Argentine side River Plate.

The former French international, who spent some time growing up in Argentina, flew into Buenos Aires on Thursday for talks.

A financial deal has been agreed and the 34-year-old will put pen to paper with the Second Division outfit once he completes his physical tests.

“This is a dream,” stated the World Cup winner. “I left Argentina as a youngster and I return to the country with great enthusiasm.

“River Plate is the pinnacle. I am ready to give my best and I’ve already experienced Serie B football with Juventus in my career.

“Our objective back then was promotion as well.”

Trezeguet spent a decade with Juventus following his 2000 move from Monaco.

Having left Turin in 2010, he’s since had spells with Spanish club Hercules and UAE outfit Baniyas where he rescinded his contract in November.

River Plate were also close to signing former Juve player Mauro Camoranesi, but that proposed move has now collapsed.