After welcoming Lucas Pratto and Franco Armani, River Plate now has a new addition. Juan Fernando Quintero signed his incorporation to the Institution. Porto from Portugal will lend him until December 2018 with the possibility for purchase.
The celebration of the contract took place at the Presidential Office with Rodolfo D’Onofrio.
The talented left-footed player started his career at Envigado, and then he was transferred to Atlético Nacional from Medellín. From there, he went to Pescara, from Italy, Porto, from Portugal, Stade Rennais, from France and then he returned to Colombia to defend the jersey of Deportivo Independiente Medellín.
With the Colombian national team, he played at the Brazil World Cup and scored one goal against Ivory Coast.
QUINTERO’S NUMBERS DURING 2017
- In the 2017 Colombian league, Quintero was the DIM player with the most goals (more than double than any of his teammates), most assists, most direct participation in goals (more than double than any of his teammates), most intended kicks, most opportunities created (almost double than his teammates), and the most passes during the final third (54% more than any of his teammates).
- Between the League and all international competitions, Quintero played the most matches during the 2017 season since he went to Europe in 2012. He played 30 matches between the Colombian league (25) and the Libertadores Cup (5).
- 2017 was his most productive year. He achieved several records since 2012: 13 goals, 7 assists, 108 intended kicks, 46 kicks to the goal, 60 goal opportunities created, 40 received fouls and 314 passes during the final third.