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14 Nov 2005
Newspaper La Opini??n published an article relating the words of ?ngel Scaloni (Lionel's father and agent) to the paper El D?­a. Apparently the intentions of Depor's captain is to return to his country in order to play with the team of his heart: Estudiantes De La Plata.

Lionel Scaloni returns home. With these words El D?­a (a newspaper from the region of La Plata) started one of the articles of last week. The return home means a comeback of Scaloni to Estudiantes, the club that the captain of Deportivo left in 1997 in order to travel to Spain.

?ngel Scaloni explained that he refused an offer of Deportivo in order to renovate the contract of his son until June of 2009: "I say no because he has had too many years in Europe and his cycle is over." The father of Lionel also explained the affect that his family feels for Estudiantes: "They opened their doors after the conflict that my family had with Newell's. I have a daughter and she is a great fan and really has Estudiantes in the blood."

Lionel Scaloni said during the summer that he wanted to leave Deportivo after having been out of lineups during Caparr??s' first matches, Liverpool and AS Monaco were mentioned as possible destinies, but the situation has changed lately. The Captain of Depor started to appear more often and in the last three matches he has been a regular starter; then, the rumours disappeared.

The Argentinean player returned to the headlines during the last few days when he criticized the procedure of the Galician club, he said that Depor's officials are taking the wrong approach with the discussions relating to contract renovations with the players ending their current contracts. Now, it seems that his future is Estudiantes, a fact that he and his father have to study as ?ngel Scaloni said to El D?­a: "I have to see what I can get in La Coru?±a. I will talk with Lionel and then we will see; however, he wants to play in Estudiantes. There's no doubt about it."

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