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Scocco Departure All But Confirmed

Nacho Scocco is due to fly to Argentina tonight to complete his move to Newell's Old Boys.

Richard Sellers

Nacho Scocco's disappointing spell at Sunderland is all but at an end after his transfer was given the go-ahead by the the financial judge of Newell's.

Scocco joined the club during the Brazilian pre-season from Internacional for a fee of around £3.2m but never looked fit during his time at Sunderland and apart from the pass at Manchester City which set Emanuele Giaccherini away to cross for Connor Wickham's vital equaliser, did nothing of note.

The 29-year-old made no secret of the fact he wanted to return to former club Newell's after being unable to settle in England and he has got his wish as the Argentine side agreed a deal of around £2.1m with Sunderland. The fee is due to be paid in six installments, with the first payment due in September and the financial details of the transfer fee were ratified by Newell's financial judge earlier today.

The striker is due to fly out from London tonight to return to Argentina, where he is expected to complete the formalities of his five-year deal.

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