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Argentinos Juniors

By ESPN Staff
8 hours ago

Argentine icon Riquelme retires

Juan Roman Riquelme announced his retirement from football after an illustrious career with Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors.

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 By Sam Kelly

Riquelme returns to his roots

Cristian Ledesma, Matías Caruzzo and Juan Roman Riquelme are all announced as new signings.

There's no rest for the wicked in Argentina; just over a fortnight after the national side's appearance in the World Cup final, the Primera División kicks off a week on Friday. For the first time in a long time, Argentina's top flight will be without arguably its biggest star: Juan Román Riquelme is dropping down a division.

Rumors of Riquelme's exit from Boca Juniors, where he's regarded as one of the club's all-time idols, have been a familiar feature of the Argentine transfer market...

Sunderland set for Scocco signing

Sunderland are close to finalising a deal for Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco after agreeing a fee with Brazilian club Internacional.

Ignacio Scocco wants a World Cup chance.
Ignacio Scocco has high hopes for 2014.

ESPN sources close to the club have revealed the 28-year-old is just waiting for confirmation of his deal, as he looks to press his claims for inclusion in Argentina's World Cup squad.

The Black Cats have been on Scocco's trail for some time, but the fact that his current club still...