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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Trezeguet joins Newell's on loan

David Trezeguet has confirmed he will play for Argentine outfit Newell’s Old Boys after signing a one-year loan deal from River Plate.

David Trezeguet will be in focus for River Plate
David Trezeguet will remain in Argentina

Trezeguet, 35, was not selected as part of River’s squad for the upcoming season, fuelling speculation over his departure.

The striker has opted for a short move to the Copa Libertadores semi-finalists, and explained he is delighted to have sorted out his future.

"It’s a very special day for me, this signing brings me great joy," he told reporters.

"I want to thank all the clubs in Primera B Nacional and B Metropolitana who were interested in me, but I decided on Newell's because it is a club that is doing well and is well respected in the world.

"I would like to leave something with the club and personally I would like to reach 300 goals in my career. Moreover, with Newell’s I will have the opportunity to play in the Copa Libertadores tournament.

"When River Plate decided I was not going to be part of their project it was a delicate moment of reflection and one difficult day for me."

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