Boca and River have serious claims to add to the same reinforcement. Once again, Xeneizes and Millonarios are targeting the experienced footballer who could be released next month. This is the Chilean side Mauricio Isla, defender of Turkey’s Fenerbahce.
Not long ago, Isla acknowledged that she received the call from Juan Román Riquelme to add it as a reinforcement of Boca at the end of 2019. “I had three telephone conversations with Riquelme. He called me and asked me if I would like to play in Boca. I knew what was being said, and that in the club there was a change of directors, but not that Boca wanted me “, confirmed the footballer at the beginning of the year.
“I said to him, ‘who would not like to play in Boca, one of the biggest clubs in South America.’ He told me that he was going to do everything possible to hire me in January and I told him that I wanted to fulfill the contract with Fenerbahce and that I appreciate it. I knew it was going to be difficult for me to be released, I also want to fulfill my contract and I am happy. It was a very happy conversation. I’m not ruling it out in the future, but I’m focused and I want to end the season in the best way ”, the defender said before the coronavirus pandemic that forced the suspension of soccer in much of the planet was unleashed.
Despite the clarity with which the Chilean spoke and the serious claims of Boca, This Sunday surprised the publication of the Turkish media Spor Arena that assured that River is also interested in hiring Mauricio Isla. In the article they announce that the soccer player’s representative maintained communication with leaders of the Millionaire, who at the moment does not have a quota of foreigners, but they pointed to him as a replacement for Gonzalo Montiel, if he is transferred (West Ham intends).
Apart from this, Mauricio Isla spoke in the last hours. In an interview with The Mercury, the Chilean confessed again: “Clearly I would like to go to Boca. It is one of the top five in South America. It all depends on who loves me and the project they present to me. But yes, it would be nice to play in a team from South America. ”
The picture has completely changed. The Chilean defender’s contract will expire in June, so Isla hears offers. “No one has called me yet to return to Chile. But I am a fan of the U (from Chile) and my idol is Marcelo Salas. I always watched games with my mother, who is also a blue fan, “he acknowledged. “My idea is to finish the Championship and my contract here in Turkey well, and then make with my representatives the most favorable decision for my career and my family”, remarked.
In addition to the possibility of Mouth, the rumor of River and of the chance to return to Chile, Mauricio Isla would have several offers from Italy, Espanyol from Barcelona and Olympiakos from Greece. The experienced defender with a presence in his National Team (played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, in addition to being the two-time champion of the 2015 and 2016 Copa América), wore the colors of Udinese, Juventus, Queens Park Rangers, Olympique de Marseille and Cagliari, before land on the Fenerbahce. He has 391 games in his career with 10 goals.
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