New River Plate signing Fernando Cavenghi has said that his love for the club drew him back and that he now wants to retire at El Monumental.
Cavenaghi played for River between 2000-2004 before moving moving to Spartak Moscow and then Bordeaux, where he spent four years and was then loaned out - most recently to Internacional.
Despite having the opportunity to play in the top flight elsewhere, 27-year-old Cavenaghi has opted to play for Segunda side River because he loves the club.
"I said after the relegation that I wanted to return, no matter the consequences. I talked to the president of Inter and said I wanted to leave to return to Argentina, they were fine and so were Bordeaux, they know that River is my home," he said.
"We are all united to take River back to where it belongs. Everything is easy in good times but not in hard times. I wanted to return but others cannot do so."
The Argentine striker, who bagged 55 goals in 88 games during his last spell at the club, also added that he now intends to stay with River for the rest of his career.
"I hope that everything goes well and we win promotion. My idea was always to return to River and retire here," he commented.
"It is a new project here, a new story and it is something to look forward to. We have the desire and the aim is to win promotion."
Cavenaghi is Matias Almeyda's second signing behind Chori Dominguez and he said of the new coach: "It is important to have someone who lives for the club and who has experience. He knows the group because he has played with them and I have no doubt he will do well and it will be good for everyone."