Everton transfer news: Toffees interested in San Lorenzo youngster Adolfo Gaich

9 Jun

Everton are interested in signing San Lorenzo youngster Adolfo Gaich, according to reports.

Gaich scored three goals for Argentina at the Under-20 World Cup earlier this summer as his country crashed out at the last-16 stage.

Adolfo Gaich is wanted by Everton

Marca claim the 20-year-old is being chased by Everton and Serie A club Genoa.

He has made just a handful of appearances for Argentine side San Lorenzo.

Pablo Caro, Gaich’s agent, revealed his client would favour a move to a European club.

He said: “We spoke with clubs in Italy. The Everton issue isn’t clear yet.

“The truth is that Gaich is on the list of many clubs, but still nothing concrete. Looking to the future, one would like him to go through the European market.

“I think one has to look for that to find the fullness of the player.”

Everton’s forwards struggled for goals last season with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scoring a combined total of just 12 goals.

Oscars 2019: Green Book actor and San Lorenzo fan Viggo Mortensen shows his allegiance in Los Angeles

25 Feb

Lifelong San Lorenzo fan Viggo Mortensen used The Oscars to display his love for the Argentine club.

The actor was at Hollywood’s biggest back slapping event of the year as he had been nominated for his role in Green Book, which won the ‘best film’ gong.

Viggo Mortensen displays the San Lorenzo badge which was stitched into his waistcoat at the Oscars. He was nominated for ‘best actor’ but lost out to Rami Malek

The 60-year-old, who has starred in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was on stage with Jim Burke in Los Angeles when he revealed the San Lorenzo badge stitched into his waistcoat.

Mortensen’s love affair with the began when his Danish father and American mother relocated to Argentina from their home in New York when the actor was just two, remaining there until he was 11.

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“I love that team, and the history of it,” he told Shortlist.com in 2018. “Not just the team, but the neighbourhood it’s from, Boedo.

“Historically it’s produced a lot of artists, a lot of writers. [It’s] a very complex neighbourhood, and complex team, in a way, San Lorenzo.”

Mortensen pictured watching San Lorenzo in action. His support stems from his time living in Argentina from the age of two until he was 11

It’s also seen West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta play there, as well as Ezequiel Lavezzi and the maddest goalkeeper of them all, Jose Luis Chilavert. Fabricio Coloccini left Newcastle after eight years to join the club in 2016.

And it’s not the first time Mortensen has used a high-profile event to showcase his support, as he did the same at the 2017 Oscars.