Racing Club President, Víctor Blanco presented Diego Milito yesterday as the 35-year-old striker officially returned to the club where he started his career. Milito said “I am returning to my home” after signing an 18-month-deal with the struggling Avellaneda giants.
It has long been expected that Diego Milito would return to Racing and although the club have recently appointed a new manager in for the Defensa and Justicia boss, Diego Cocca the deal was finalised yesterday.
Even at 35 and having fallen well down the pecking order at Inter Milan, Racing will hope that Milito will still be able to make an impact in the Primera but his experience may also be of value to Racing’s younsters. This was something that Milito himself mentioned, ” I will try to help the younger ones to grow.”
Milito, of course started his career with Racing and was in the side that won the Apertura in 2001 before his move to Genoa in 2003. After spells with Genoa and also with Zaragoza, Milito moved to Inter Milan and famously scored the winning goals in the Champions League Final under Jose Mourinho to lift the trophy.
After a successful career in europe it is fitting that Milito ends back in Avellaneda, where it all began. As a Racing fan he will also bring some added commitment in an effort to reverse the fortunes of the side that of late have seen them languish near the bottom of the table in the last couple of championships.