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Maxi Rodriguez to return home to Newell's Old Boys

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Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez is set to make a return to Argentine club Newell's Old Boys this summer, reported ESPN Soccernet. The Argentine was expected to leave Anfield this summer after a low key season on Merseyside where he managed just 12 League appearances.

The 31 year-old started his career with Newell Old Boys and played for their first team for three years before leaving for Spanish side Espanyol in 2002. After three years with the Catalan club, he moved to Atletico Madrid where he played till 2010. He was taken to Anfield by then manager Rafa Benitez and despite a good goal scoring return whenever he played, he was consistently left out of the first team by Kenny Dalglish. The player was unhappy with his role in the team and was said to be eyeing a move away from Liverpool.

Old Boys' secretary Pablo Morosano told Ole, "We are waiting for official news about the end of Maxi's link [with Liverpool]. There is ongoing contact and we have a contract agreed with him. But as long as his exit from Liverpool has not been settled, we cannot announce it."

The club secretary maintained that they were continuously in touch with Rodriguez and were waiting for a confirmation from Anfield before announcing the capture. Moreover, Rodgers has been given a small transfer budget this summer and will appreciate the boost in finances received from the sale of the Argentine.