Kranevitter ‘dreams of Barca meeting’

Atletico Madrid-bound Matias Kranevitter hopes to sign off at River Plate by facing Barcelona in the Club World Cup final.

Kranevitter will move to Vicente Calderon once River are finished in the tournament, held in Japan this month, the Argentine club qualifying as winners of the Copa Libertadores.

“I stayed for the Club World Cup, an important competition for which I have to give my all,” Kranevitter said, Marca reports.

“I have a clear head, knowing what’s to come. First is the Club World Cup, something very important to me, one of the reasons I stayed. I have to take advantage of an important competition for me and my club.

“I’ve won a lot at River. I’ve been here since I was 13 and I always dreamed of leaving as a champion. I have to give everything because [the Club World Cup] will be my last games in this shirt.

“I dream of playing against Barcelona. We have to prepare ourselves to reach the final and, hopefully, it will be against Barca. It would be beautiful to play against them.”

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