20 year old River Plate midfielder. Rumours we will activate €15m release clause. Report is in Spanish.
Brands and his fabled South American recruitment?
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Sosa, a youngster from River Plate who will be competing in the U-20 World Cup in Poland with the Argentine National Team, is closely followed by the Premier League club.
Two weeks before the start of the U-20 World Cup, where the Argentine team will share Group F with South Korea, Portugal and South Africa, one of the members of the squad led by Sergio Checho Batista is news because it is in the Everton folder of England . This is Santiago Sosa, player of River Plate.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who can also play as a center marker due to his clear start, cross and good foot, arrived at the Millionaire a decade ago and made the whole formative stage in the club of Núñez. Marcelo Gallardo included him in the list of good faith of the 2018 Libertadores with only 18 years and no training with the first team, although mid-year he was part of the professional squad that would go pre-season for the United States.
He made his debut on August 29 of that year in a 3-0 victory over Racing for the knockout phase of the Cup, entering fifteen minutes of the closing of the game by Juan Fernando Quintero.
After his presentation, he played another four games for Superliga (against Lanús -where he participated in a goal-, Aldosivi, Estudiantes and Tigre).
In the Argentina Under-20 Team had greater deployment, since he played eight of the nine South American games where La Albiceleste was runner-up, being part-along with his club mate, Julián Álvarez-of the Ideal 11 tournament.
Sosa has a contract with the riverplatense institution until June 2021 and has a clause of rescission of 15 million euros. At the beginning of the year he had already been surveyed by Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham, but as they did not have a community passport, the Spurs decided not to hire him.
However, since Everton (club that joined Ramiro Funes Mori some years ago in the same situation) they contacted the player's representative, who could jump to European football with a curriculum that is just beginning to be written.