Transfer news: Sunderland sign Argentine international Ignacio Scocco
28-year-old arrives from Internacional in Brazil
Thursday 30 January 2014
Sunderland have announced the signing of Argentine international forward Ignacio Scocco on a two-and-a-half year deal.
The 28-year-old signed from Brazilian side Internacional and becomes Sunderland's fourth signing of the transfer window.
Scocco began his career in his native Argentina with Rosario side Newell's Old Boys, helping them to a league title in 2004.
However his career became slightly nomadic after that with spells in Mexico, Greece and the Middle East before he returned to Argentina and Newell's Old Boys.
It was there that he returned to his best form, helping the club to a league title in 2013, scoring 23 goals in 33 games to top the scoring charts.
He moved to Internacional in June 2013 before Gus Poyet lured him over to the north east of England.
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