Austin FC Insists on Borja, but River Plate Holds Firm Position

Offer of $3.5 million is not sufficient to secure the transfer of the Colombian forward
River Plate v Independiente - Copa de la Liga Profesional 2023
River Plate v Independiente - Copa de la Liga Profesional 2023 / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

Austin FC has expressed its interest in striker Miguel Borja, a star from River Plate. However, the $3.5 million proposal seems to have failed to impress the Argentine club's officials, who remain steadfast in their decision to reject the offer.

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At 30 years old, Borja has stood out as a crucial component in River's attack, notching an impressive 23 goals in 61 matches since the year 2022. The Colombian's technical quality and goal-scoring ability have made him a focal point of international attention.

Miguel Borja
River Plate v Instituto - Copa de la Liga Profesional / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

Nevertheless, River Plate's refusal to accept Austin FC's offer suggests that the negotiation is far from concluded. The Argentine club's executives are aware of the player's value and appear determined to secure financial compensation that truly reflects Borja's impact on their squad.

The unfolding of this saga promises to be a battle of wills between the North American club, eager to strengthen its roster, and River Plate, determined to keep its star. It remains to be seen whether Austin FC will be willing to significantly increase its offer to persuade the Argentine club to release Miguel Borja.