Newell's in hunt for Scocco

Newell’s Old Boys vice-president Jorge Ricobelli admits the club would like to bring Nacho Scocco back to Argentina from Sunderland.

Last Updated: 05/07/14 at 14:31 Post Comment

Nacho Scocco: Attracting interest from former employers Newell's Old Boys

Nacho Scocco: Attracting interest from former employers Newell's Old Boys

The 29-year-old started his career with Newell’s and, despite the forward returning to the Stadium of Light for pre-season training, Ricobelli insists Old Boys will continue their efforts to sign the one-cap Argentina international.

Scocco made the switch to Sunderland from Brazilian side Internacional during the January transfer window, but made just six appearances for the Premier League club and failed to score.

During a three-year spell at Newell’s, Scocco netted 16 goals in 76 appearances and a season-long loan from Al Ain saw the attacker score 24 times in just 33 matches.

The Sunderland Echo quoted Ricobelli as saying: “It is our wish to sign Scocco. Nacho has to report back for training in Sunderland.

“We have made some efforts, but he now needs to return to the club [Sunderland] so we can continue with talks and we will listen to whether Sunderland want to let Scocco leave.

“We have no problem looking at either a loan or purchase, as long as it is within the means of our club.”

Scocco has two years remaining on his contract with Sunderland but Ricobelli is determined to bring the player back to his boyhood club and claims it would be a major boost for Argentinian football.

“The idea is to make the effort and analyse all the possibilities,” he added.

“The expectation is real, but it is a difficult situation. If we manage to bring Nacho back, it will be a totally extraordinary situation.”

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Champions League: Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal will bounce back from Dortmund defeat

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Arsene Wenger's men will bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez embracing European challenge

Roberto Martinez believes that Everton need to be playing in Europe in order to fulfil the squad’s potential.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property