New Colon arrival Joaquin Larrivey has revealed that he is over the moon to be in Santa Fe with Antonio Mohamed's side, after the forward left behind a tough spell at Italian side Cagliari.
Speaking with Ole on Monday, Larrivey admitted that he was pleased to have left Cagliari, who released him back to Argentina on a loan deal with the option to buy at the end of the year.
"Luckily it is now finished. I am ecstatic," stated Larrivey, who scored only five times in four seasons for the Italian club.
The 25-year-old also praised Colon, telling the interviewer that he was given great reasons for moving there.
"El Turco [Mohamed] was very insistent and the directors showed themselves willing to make an investment. It is a very stable and ordered club and the fans accompany the team in a spectacular fashion. It is a great place to return to and a good challenge."
"El Turco was delighted [with the signing], we have talked a lot. Now I really want to get started."
Larrivey has arrived in Santa Fe to reinforce an already strong forward line; aside from Gonzalo Higuain's big brother Federico and Juan Manuel Lucero the club also have the legendary Esteban 'Bichi' Fuertes, who at 37 years old could be playing his final season in Argentina. When asked if he was there to succeed Fuertes as lynchpin of the Colon attack however, Larrivey dismissed the thought as almost impossible.
"El Bichi is a legend within the club and there cannot be a successor. To equal what he has done a lot of time will have to pass, or maybe it will never happen. Speaking of a successor is a utopia, I will try to do what I can however they ask me to play.