The first transfer of a soccer player from the Argentine team that won the World Cup in Qatar was confirmed

Geronimo Rulli is the first world champion to change clubs after the consecration in Qatar (REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)

The stained glass window awarded by the World Cup that achieved the Argentine national team in Qatar he put the 23 players, who made up the squad commanded by lionel scaloniin the focus of large teams. Enzo Fernandez Y Alexis MacAllister These are some examples of the exposure that the World Cup generated, but it was confirmed which will be the first world champion player to emigrate with the news that it is not one of those mentioned.

The sports journalist expert in the transfer market, Fabrizio Romanoconfirmed that Geronimo Rulli will have their first experience in eredivisie. The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who did not play in the World Cup like Franco Armani, will be sold by Villarreal of Spain to Ajax of the Netherlands and will leave the Yellow Submarine after two years in the Valencian entity of Castellón. There is already an agreement between the institutions, but the official amount of the transfer has not yet been disclosed.

The Spanish club had rejected the initial proposal made by its European peers, since it had been considered insufficient and below its claims, but they had shown themselves willing to listen to the offer of the last local champion and four times European champion. The coach’s insistence alfred schreuderwho considered it a priority, was key to making the arrival.

Fabrizio Romano's message on the arrival of Gerónimo Rulli at Ajax
Fabrizio Romano’s message on the arrival of Gerónimo Rulli at Ajax

The 30-year-old goalkeeper from La Plata with a past at Estudiantes de La Plata, Montpellier from France and Real Sociedad arrived from the latter institution in September 2020, in exchange for a figure close to $8 million. Quickly, he became a fundamental piece of the ensemble led by Unai Emery who became champion of the UEFA Europa League 2020/21. In that competition, he blocked the decisive penalty taken by David De Geawhich gave him victory in the final against the Manchester Utd.

The last semifinalist of the UEFA champions league He played a total of 80 games with this shirt and registered a total of 34 unbeaten fences. Despite being in seventh place in the current domestic competition, his goal is the second least defeated with 11 goals, five more than the Barcelona. If he stayed, he would have played in the round of 16 of the UEFA Conference League, but it will go to a team that fights one step higher. Precisely, in the tournament that he already won two years ago.

The Dutch group, to which it will arrive rulliwill play the round of 16 of the europa league in front of union berlin of Germany in a series that will start in the Johan Cruyff Arena and will conclude on German soil. His participation in this competition occurs after finishing third in group A of the Champions Leaguewhere he shared the area with Napoli, Liverpool and bottom club Rangers.

The maximum local champion with 36 titles will have his third Argentine in the squad added to the presences of Lisandro Magallan Y Lucas Ocampos. The goalkeeper will stop at Amsterdam in the next 24 hours to sign the contract and undergo the necessary medical tests. Your most direct competition is Remko Pasveer39-year-old player who was called up by Louis van Gaal to the World Cup, but did not have minutes in the entire World Cup.

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The first transfer of a soccer player from the Argentine team that won the World Cup in Qatar was confirmed