Former France international and World Cup winner David Trezeguet is on the verge of signing for River Plate to play in the second division of Argentine football.
The 34-year-old former Juventus forward, who was born in France to Argentine parents, underwent medical tests in Buenos Aires on Friday. He expects to finalize the deal on Monday.
River was relegated to the second division for the first time in its 110-year history last season.
Although Trezeguet is well past his prime, the signing still represents a publicity coup for River, which has won more domestic championships than any other club in Argentina. River has won 33 first-division titles, 10 more than archrival Boca Juniors.
River must finish in the top two at the end of the 38-game season in the Primera B Nacional to automatically return to the top flight. The club is currently second after 18 matches, two points behind leader Instituto de Cordoba.
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