Franco Armani saga seems to be coming to an end with letter to fans on social media
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Atletico Nacional goalkeeper Franco Armani has been the main topic of discussion in Colombian soccer recently. The Argentine goalkeeper has been poised for a move to his native Argentina and there has been an ongoing saga of whether he would actually depart the Medellin club.
This Monday, that saga may be coming to an end as Armani put up a letter addressed to fans on his official Instagram account. The letter is lengthy and basically asks the Atletico Nacional fanbase to support him in his decision to depart the club. Armani does mention in the letter that he would be leaving Los Verdolagas for “a very important club in my country”
The main club that had been rumored to be interested in the 31-year-old goaltender had been River Plate. All signs point that Armani will be joining Los Millonarios in the very near future after spending nearly eight years with Atletico Nacional.
The move is very beneficial to all parties involved as Nacional will get a solid payday, River Plate will get one of the best goalkeepers in South America and Armani will get the exposure he deserves. The Santa Fe, Argentina native had gone unnoticed by the Argentine national team for several years now, despite clearly being one of the best if not the best Argentine keeper for the past few years.
At 31, the 2018 FIFA World Cup could be Armani’s last chance to participate in the global competition. This potential move to Buenos Aires would put the spotlight on him and surely get him to La Albiceleste if he continues his consistency that he had in Medellin.