Venezuelan Salomón Rondón signed a contract with the Argentinian club River Plate on Monday, January 30. The striker arrived in Buenos Aires on Sunday night and today had his first contact with the squad led by Martín Demichelis, with whom he played during his time at the Spanish club Malaga.
Salomón Rondón signs contract with River Plate, joins team in Buenos Aires
The Vinotinto’s top scorer (38 goals) will be assessed physically and soccer-wise this morning.
“Salomón has already completed his medical studies in Spain, there is still a small part to be done here in Argentina, but I am sure he will start working with us on Monday (today),” said Martín Demichelis after his team’s 2-0 win over Central Córdoba in their Argentine League debut yesterday.
Rondón has signed a contract with the million-dollar club until December 2025, leaving the striker with the dream of being in good shape for the 2026 World Cup, where Venezuela is hoping to qualify for the first time thanks to CONMEBOL’s extension of the tournament’s quotas.
Salomón is the second Venezuelan to wear the River Plate jersey, the first being César “Maestrico” González.
The Argentine club will also be the tenth team the Caracas native has played for: Aragua FC – Venezuela, Las Palmas and Malaga from Spain; Rubin Kazan, Zenit and CSKA from Russia; West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle and Everton from England; and Dalian Pro from China.
About Club Atlético River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate is one of Argentina’s most successful soccer teams, with a history dating back to the early 20th century. Founded in 1901 as Club Atlético River Plate, the team has become one of the country’s leading sports organizations.
Throughout its history, River Plate has been one of the most successful teams in Argentina, winning numerous national and international titles. Among the most outstanding trophies, River Plate has won the First Division of the Argentine League 37 times, making it the team with the most titles in the league.
They have also won the Copa Libertadores de América four times, making them one of the teams with the most titles in the competition. The team has also won one Intercontinental Cup, one South American Cup and two Argentine Superliga Cups.
Today, River Plate remains one of the most popular and successful teams in Argentina. The team continues to have a large fan base that follows its progress in all competitions. With talented players and a history of success dating back to the early 20th century, River Plate is synonymous with success in Argentine soccer.