Club idol Andrés D'Alessandro leaves Internacional to join River Plate
Eight years after being bought from Spanish side Zaragoza for €5 million, Argentine midfielder Andrés D'Alessandro announced on Wednesday that he's leaving Internacional.
D'Alessandro will be on loan at River Plate, where he started his career. 34-year-old D'Alessandro has won 10 trophies with Internacional, making him the most successful Argentine in the history of Brazilian football. According to the official website of the club, D'Alessandro, who was bought in 2008, has played 340 matches for Internacional, scoring 76 goals. D'Alessandro lifted national and international trophies at Inter, and the most important of all was the 2010 Copa Libertadores, where he had more than a substantial involvement. In addition to this, he has also won the Copa Sul-Americana , Recopa Sul-Americana , Copa Suruga Bank  and six Campeonato Gaúchos [2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015].
During his time in Porto Alegre, D'Alessandro won the prestigious prize for being the best player in América, awarded by Uruguayan newspaper El País in 2010.