Martín Palermo played 80 games and scored 20 goals with the Villarreal jersey between 2001 and 2003. There were three seasons for the Titan in the Yellow Submarine in which he left a beautiful memory in the leaders and in the public.
That is why the current coach of Platense will be present on Saturday the 25th at the Estadio de la Cerámica to participate in the "Partido de las Leyendas" for the 100 years of the club.
And there he will once again share the dressing room and playing field with Juan Román Riquelme.
Palermo announced this Tuesday on the official social networks of the Spanish club that it will travel to Europe to participate in the celebrations of the centenary of the Castellón institution.
"I am very happy to be able to participate," said the Titan.
Palermo got the second victory in the Professional Soccer League this Saturday at the helm of Platense.
It was 1-0 in Vicente López on Defense and Justice.
And he will take advantage of the pause in the Argentine tournament for the FIFA date to travel to Europe and be part of the Villarreal party.
At the Estadio de la Cerámica he will meet again in a locker room with
Juan Román Riquelme
Together they were multi-champions in Boca, but in Villarreal they did not share a squad.
It is known that Palermo and Riquelme did not have a friendly relationship while they played for Boca, but they always praised each other
Riquelme, who had already confirmed his presence at Villarreal, will also take advantage of the trip to Europe to listen to offers for at least 16 Boca players trained at the Ezeiza premises.
The second vice president of Xeneize has pending calls for
(they sought him out from Turkey),
(beyond injuries he is a player on the European agenda),
(Villarreal consulted for him in January),
( from Germany, England and Spain have already contacted the club for his move, to which they will seek to transfer holding a percentage of his record),
(already playing in Tigre he had proposals to emigrate),
(his scoring ability aroused interest in Italy),
(Almería of Spain follows in his footsteps), and
(Getafe offered for him).
In addition, there are Javier Morales, Nahuel Genez, Gabriel Aranda, Lautaro Di Lollo and even Leandro Brey, followed from the Premier League.
But now, Riquelme also has other problems to solve.
The defeat on Sunday against the Institute accelerated the times and at this time the Boca Football Council defines the continuity of Hugo Ibarra as the team's coach.
On Saturday at 7:00 p.m., in Chaco, El Negro could lead his last game: it will be against Olimpo for the Argentine Cup.
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It is worth remembering that when Palermo visited the Bombonera for the fourth date of the Professional League (Boca beat Platense 3-1) he received a standing ovation from the public and was honored by the club.
Which makes it clear that there are no hostilities in the relationship between Román and the former striker.
Boca's great challenge for this year is once again the Copa Libertadores.
The team's participation in this competition will be essential for the elections to be held in December at the club.
According to reports, Román will try to get from Villarreal to Luque for the draw on Monday the 27th, when the group stage will be defined and the rivals of Xeneize will be known.
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