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Agent Confirms Forward Part Of The Plans At Sunderland

The agent of Argentinian forward Ignacio Scocco has said that his client is part of the plans on Wearside and it is going to take a good bid from any potential suitors to tempt Sunderland to allow the player to leave.

Paul Thomas

Having spent close to three million pounds on Scocco in January, Gus Poyet is keen to put the player through his paces in pre-season as he looks to see some return from the investment made by the club in the player.

Despite Scocco not being short of suitors in South America, his representative Fabian Soldini has admitted to Argentinian radio station American Closs that it is going to take a bid of something close to what we paid for him in order to gauge our interest, with Boca Juniors reportedly interested in securing his services.

Soldini said:

"The only way that Scocco could be transferred to Boca is if they pay the same money that Sunderland invested in him, which would be near $5.5m. On the other hand, the coach of Sunderland wants Scocco in his team and it is he who makes the decisions at that club. Taking that into account, it would be difficult for him to be transferred to an Argentinian team. But, in football, anything can happen."

It's sure to be interesting viewing as to what happens with Ignacio after what has been a disappointing period for him since he arrived on Wearside. He's came to the club on the back of some fitness issues and I'd expect we at least want to take a look at him after a pre-season before deciding whether or not to sell - as alluded to by his agent, we hold all the cards and really are not in a position to sell unless we receive a bid that satisfies us.

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