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.
¡Siempre se vuelve al primer amor! Felices de tenerte de nuevo en casa, @MR11ok 💪🏼#BienvenidoMR11 ❤️🖤 pic.twitter.com/i4LRUhxXRF
— Newell’s Old Boys (@CANOBoficial) December 27, 2018