Report: Newcastle loanee Facundo Ferreyra wanted by Boca Juniors and River Plate

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Newcastle United flop Facundo Ferreyra is wanted in Argentina.

Facundo Ferrerya may have failed to make any kind of impact at Newcastle, but he remains a wanted man in the transfer market this summer.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb report Ferreyra is wanted by fierce Argentina rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors.

He remains contracted to Shakhtar Donetsk, but is believed to be desperate for a permanent exit from the Ukrainian side this summer.

The 24-year-old has a contract with the club until 2018, who he signed from Velez in 2013 for £6 million.

Despite arriving on a season long loan at Newcastle, Ferreyra did not win over either Alan Pardew or John Carver, and failed to play a single minute of Premier League football.

Despite having played in five Champions League games for Shakhtar, he had to make do with the Newcastle under-21 side, where he featured eight times, scoring once.

The reports he is wanted in his native Argentina should come as no surprise, having scored an impressive 17 goals in 25 games for Velez.

Prior to that he netted 14 times in 56 appearances for Banfield, and scored five in 12 for Argentina's under-20 side.

Perhaps the biggest mystery comes as to just what happened during his time at Newcastle United?

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