Transfer news

Newell's Old Boys claim Maxi deal

July 12, 2012
By ESPN staff

Maxi Rodriguez looks set to leave Liverpool this summer after Newell's Old Boys revealed they have agreed a deal to bring the forward back to Argentina.

Maxi Rodriguez celebrates after completing a quickfire double for Liverpool
GettyImagesMaxi Rodriguez will rejoin his former club

Rodriguez, who began his career at the club before joining Espanyol in 2002, made just 12 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season.

Club secretary Pablo Morosano confirmed they were in regular contact with Rodriguez and were waiting for confirmation from Anfield.

"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," Morosano told Ole. "But as long as his exit from Liverpool has not been settled, we cannot announce it."