Pablo Aimar has joined Real Zaragoza for €11 million. No disrespect to Zaragoza, but it’s a strange move for a player of “el payaso’s” quality. He might have been persuaded by the club’s burgeoning Argentinean community which includes “el cabezon“, aka Andres D’Alessandro, Ponzio and the Milito twins, Diego and Gabriel. With D’Alessandro and Aimar, one thing is guaranteed - Zaragoza will be an attractive team to watch next year.
Aimar is likely to be replaced at Valencia by Benfica’s Simao Sabrosa who is about to join in a €12m deal. Simao is not Valencia’s ultimate target however. They are apparently preparing to offer him and cash to Manchester United to secure Cristiano Ronaldo. This might explain why Man Utd are trying to sign Argentinean duo Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians.
Having signed Van Nistelrooy, Emerson and Cannavaro, Real Madrid continue to restructure thier squad. First out of the door is Roberto Carlos who is joining Zico’s Brazilian revolution at Fenerbahce. Meanwhile Capello is lining up moves for Cristiano Zanetti and Adriano.