Gago sent to Velez

Fernando Gago has left Valencia to join Argentine outfit Velez Sarsfield on loan until the end of the season.

The midfielder only joined Los Che in the summer, signing a four-year contract, but was reported in December upon hearing of Coach Mauricio Pellegrino’s sacking as demanding to President Manuel Llorente that he be sold.

Rumours followed of a link to Boca Juniors and whilst both the player and club denied his possible exit in recent weeks and the Boca deal failed to materialise, Gago completed a return to his homeland on deadline day.

Velez confirmed on the last day of the transfer window an agreement to take the 26-year-old from Mestalla on a five-month loan contract until the end of the season.

However, he will return to Valencia in the summer, as the Argentine outfit, who earlier in the week indicated that a move would be difficult financially, do not have a purchase option available to them.

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