It’s the right time of year for miracles and after a pretty miserable 2018 Newell’s Old Boys have been given the best Christmas gift possible with the news that club icon Maxi Rodríguez is returning.
Almost 18 months Maxi sat in a press conference with tears in his eyes as he announced he would be leaving Newell’s. The club was in a bad way on and off the pitch and the former Argentina international said, “Everything that happens here, wears on you mentally. For my health, I have chosen to leave. My family support me but it is a decision that has taken a long time.”
The beneficiaries of that decision were Uruguayan giants Peñarol, with whom Rodríguez has lifted back-to-back titles, but as it looked like the 37-year-old would be extending his stay in Montevideo, Newell’s surprised almost everyone with the announcement that La Fiera is back.
— Newell’s Old Boys (@CANOBoficial) December 27, 2018