River Plate agree deal for striker Pratto

Updated on : Jan 09,2018   2:54 pm

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 9 (IANS) Sao Paulo have agreed to sell Argentine striker Lucas Pratto to Buenos Aires giants River Plate, the Brazilian club announced.

Sao Paulo executive director Rai said on Monday that Sao Paulo agreed to the transfer after Pratto requested the move for personal reasons, reports Xinhua news agency.

"We didn't want him to leave because he was one of the pillars of our team," Sao Paulo executive director and former Brazil midfielder Rai told reporters.

Local media reported that River agreed to pay 11 million euros (about $13.2 million) for Pratto, who had been contracted with the Tricolor until December 2020.

Pratto scored 14 goals in 48 appearances for Sao Paulo after joining the club from Brazilian rivals Atletico Mineiro last February.

Capped five times for Argentina's national team, Pratto has yet to represent his country under Jorge Sampaoli, who was appointed Albiceleste coach in June.

--IANS

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