Buenos Aires, Jan 7 (IANS) Forward Daniel Osvaldo has signed a new contract with Boca Juniors in Argentina and joined the club for pre-season training, according to media reports on Thursday. Osvaldo, 29, who was previously playing for Porto in Portugal, has now returned to the club where he played on loan in early 2015, calling it a “lifelong dream”, reports Xinhua. The news was announced on Wednesday, with Osvaldo playing his first training session under the eyes of trainer Rodolfo Arruabarrena in the afternoon.
“I felt the need to come back because I had unfinished business with Boca. My first time here went well but I felt I could give much more,” said Osvaldo ahead of the move. The forward, who has taken on the Italian nationality and scored four goals in 14 caps for that country, will team up with Carlos Tevez, with whom he played at Juventus in 2014. At the time of his loan, Osvaldo decided to leave Argentina after a media scandal surrounding his split from Argentinean actress Jimena Baron, with whom he has a son.
This is Boca’s third signing ahead of the 2016 season, after having signed defenders Jonathan Silva and Leonardo Jara.