There may still be some departures, but the transfer window has shut in the Argentina Superliga with players going back to their roots as the theme
Carlos Tevez – Boca Juniors
“I never left,” Carlos Tevez told reporters after returning for a third stint with Boca Juniors from his self-proclaimed ‘vacation’ in China. The worst kept secret in world football was finalised swiftly after Tevez’s release from Shanghai Shenhua was arranged and the 32-year-old now provides further options in Boca’s star-studded squad.
Alan Ruíz – Colón
Colón’s position in the window appeared to be one of consolidation as they kept hold of all their assets but on the final day, El Sabalero announced the spectacular return of Alan Ruíz from Sporting CP. It was the attacking midfielder’s scintillating form in Santa Fe that earned him a move to Portugal in 2016 but after struggling to consistently hold a place down, the 24-year-old is back on loan and eager to impress.
Ricardo Centurión – Racing
Returning players is something of a theme of this window and none are likely to produce more headlines than Ricardo Centurión over the coming months. The hugely talented yet troublesome tearaway was an on-off target for Boca, had a Twitter tantrum with president Daniel Angelici, was heading for Malaga, angered Genoa and eventually returned to his boyhood club for a club record fee of $4 million.