Pablo Pérez rejoins Newell’s Old Boys

The former Boca Juniors captain signs for La Lepra after agreeing the mutual termination of his contract at Independiente.

Pablo Pérez, the tenacious midfielder who won a championship with his hometown club Newell’s Old Boys in 2013, has returned to his boyhood team, the club has confirmed.

Having fallen out of favour at Independiente, who he joined 6 months ago, Pérez sat down with the Avellaneda club this week to agree the rescinding of his contract.

The central midfielder becomes the second signing acquired by Newell’s during the Summer transfer window, after Sebastian Palacios, who also last played at Independiente, arrived in Rosario last week.

Newell’s manager Frank Kudelka said earlier this week that he would welcome Pérez back to the club. He knows the 34-year-old well, having previously been his coach when Pérez went on loan to Kudelka’s Unión de Santa Fe back in 2010

Pérez is ineligible for Newell’s Old Boys’ next two fixtures, having picked up a suspension for a red card while playing for Independiente against his former club Boca Juniors on 27 January.

He returns to a club he supported as a boy and a club where he made 124 league appearances between 2016 and 2014.

Welcome home, PP8!

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