Football News Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Monday, January 27, 2014 Go To Comments Ignacio SCOCCO agreed fee with Sunderland Ignacio SCOCCO has agreed to a fee with Sunderland. Ignacio SCOCCO looks to be joining Sunderland as he has agreed on a contract. The fee is in the 3 million Pounds region. Comments You must be logged in to add a comment. Click Here to log in. If you dont have an account and would like to join Mundo's community, Register Here argentine (Ghana) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 10:23 AM 0 my really kind of player.utd should have sign him.gr8 player. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 9:20 AM 0 Kenneth. His goal against Chile was pretty good but he had too little thats. Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 5:41 AM 0 @haman won't be as good as crespo? What? I loved Crespo my favorite Argentine after Sorin when they both played but Higuin is a lot more complete. Crespo had that knack for goal always in the right place at the right time a lot like inzaghi, Pipita creates his own goals, if you watch him play for Napoli the midfield is horrendously bad that he plays a false 9 like Messi. This forces him to create most of the goals for Napoli which is absurd considering he is a number 9. I'd take Pipita over Crespo, that being said Bati was a F*^%ing force of nature and you can't really compare the two. pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:55 AM 1 bati was a complete striker of the old school, the classic no 9 with power both on the ground and the air, skill, finesse and was fantastic at both pens and free kicks but because of the modern game players like hig are expected to do other things as well like be part of a team, track back and defend as well as a run more.remember it was a different game and different ways of playing the game as the linekers, der bomber or bati were told to do nothing but score and that did where as today a player like hig or kun must be fitter and faster and part of a team game. Ayr18 (United States) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 1:28 AM 0 Uhumm I think some of you guys underrate Higuain He won't be as good as Batigol but in 1-2 years Higuain can surpass Crespos record in around the same amount of time. Higuain still hasn't reached his full potential. haman (Bahrain) Posted on 1/30/2014 at 12:53 AM 0 There is no way that Higuain is as good as Crespo or Batigol, and whoever puts Higuain in there level is either a fancy teenager or doesn't have a clue about football! travis (Japan) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 9:26 PM 1 @Kenneth...YEah i'm glad you remember that goal...that's what i'm talking bout..Hig is magnificent in his own right...one of the best of his generation, he is one of my fav in Argentina squad. I think there's another one pretty much similar to that goal but more in a difficult position and he scored one hell of a goal with his thunder strike. I'm not sayin' he is better than Bati, but Hig has his own charm. MESSI - KUN - HIGUAIN = best forward in the world at the moment!!! Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 8:32 PM 2 @ Outlaw go watch Higuians goal against Chile in our 2-0 away win to them. A long ball and he single handedly does the rest, yes it's not a neymar or Messi play where he dribbles through 3-4 people but it's pretty damn good, and you have to have skill to do that :) outlaw (Poland) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 2:52 PM 0 Higuain and dribling. You kidding. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 2:30 PM 0 Wiesler great points friend.. Wiesler (Germany) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 1:54 PM 1 When it comes to "how to score",bati is better or much better than hig.bati has more ways than hig to put the ball in to the net.However, when it comes to "how to help teamwork",at least myself couldn't say oh bati is the best ever.actually,hig has more ways to help teamwork than bati,as a midfield early career,hig's passing,hig's ability in side are better than bati.Actually,till now, I still NOT regard hig as a classic "9" like bati- in my eyes, hig is the inhanced version of barca's pedro.hig is just wearing 9, but he is not pure 9, even arguero is purer than him.welcommen(t) :) KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 12:40 PM 0 El principe don't forget he burnt both Pete Mertesacker and Hummels in the UCL games earlier..Outlaw must be on something, if you ask me..I don't know what he's talking about..Higuain is not slow by any means..Higuain got speed, he's a great dribbler, and a great passer on the opponent goal..Higuain is also great at play making for Argentina and Napoli.. el principe (United States) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 12:11 PM 1 I don't know about that, as far as I know, Higuain is one of the fastest big man strikers in the world. I saw him outran Chiellini, Puyol, etc. mmh007 (Argentina) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 8:23 AM 1 SeriousllyPalacio better than Higuain.OMG!!! You playing too mych Fifa ;-)@Outlow It's not about speed or goal scoring mate. Higuain can create space and his movement is better any of Striker outlaw (Poland) Posted on 1/29/2014 at 8:16 AM 0 I'm maintain: Palacio much better than Higuain. A single fact: speed. Abs (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:52 PM 0 Banega would learn alot at BVB as long as Klopp stays. But going to Sunderland will turn then to a strong team !! travis (Japan) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:52 PM 0 You guys are joking about comparing Hig and Bati??? Seriously? Bati is 10 times better finisher than Hig??? I can't believe it. I've seen Bati in every 90's, he's good infront of the net, always scored hell of a goals, but Hig can stop twist turn and scored almost tear the net apart from difficult angle and something like that i've never seen in Bati in his hundred matches. Stop comparing both of them. Abs (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:50 PM 0 @outlaw:Really ? aloushi (Lebanon) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:42 PM 0 Higuain is a great striker but there is no striker in the world right now that you can compare to Batigol, Bati is 10 times the finisher Higuain currently is Kenneth (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:34 PM 0 It's very hard to compare both Bati and Higuian, IMO Higuian was forced to be more of a complete player in terms of technical ability, which Bati really wasn't that great at. But Batigol was a Fu*king for of nature, the perfect forward if you will, he always always found a way to score. pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:06 PM 0 bati was very special, better then hig yes but i do rate hig very highly. Deb (India) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 2:36 PM 1 Gonzalo Higuain is no Batistuta. It's insane to compare the two. And no, even if Higuain wins a world cup he still wouldn't be same as Batistuta. A trophy doesn't put you one level up. It just makes you different from players in the same level as you. aloushi (Lebanon) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 1:59 PM 0 Banega is being linked to Sunderland and there's a high chance he might go there but I would like him more at Dortmund SulaV (Canada) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 1:21 PM 0 Higuain will only surpass batigol if he wins the world cup. Julker9 (Bangladesh) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 12:02 PM 0 Yeah, palaciO dOn't have any histOry anywhere. But Gabriel ??? sO much HistOry........sO........much !!! KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 11:24 AM 0 Julker For me Higuain is better than Batigol and he will ultimately become Argentina greatest number 9 when he lift the world cup in Brazil..(Ok, we don't need to have this debate anymore, lets talk about the current situation with the NT) Higuain is already one of Real Madrid all time goal scorer..Palacio don't have any history anywhere..By the way I love Palacio, he's one of my favorite player.. Julker9 (Bangladesh) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 11:01 AM 0 @Kid, palaciO better than Higuain ? Really a lOughable OpiniOn 4rm Outlaw. But it remembers me almOst the same OpiniOn which i heared 4rm u !! DO u remember it ??When u said______ " GOnzalO Higuain is a better player than Gabriel Batistuta " !!! LOlWe all knOw whO r better than whOm ? KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 10:24 AM 0 El Payaso Not a fan of Dortmund but I would love it if Banega went ahead with that move, just for a change of scenery.. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 10:06 AM 0 outlaw-Palacio better than Higuain? LOL Look at both players career then talk to me..Higuain had a niggling injury going into the Ecuador game played earlier in the USA..But you failed to mention that Higuain had 9 goals in WCQ and he could have score more if not for his injuries..Are we still having this conversation about lavezzi, the guy is a done deal for sabella, so move on..No way is Scocco or any other players getting ahead of lavezzi. ErikLamela10 yea Biglia is really underrated..Biglia will be one of the break through star at the world cup..Every world cup always have new unknown players coming on the scene, and for me Biglia will be in that category come this summer..people can say what they want, but at the moment Argentina have one of the best midfield in the world right now..If Del Bosque can acknowledge our midfield, then why should I listen to some folks who never kick a ball. lolGK- incompleteCB- checkRB - checkLB - incomplete, still a work in progressDM- checkCAM- checkAM- checkLW - checkRW - checkForwards-check El Payaso (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:28 AM 0 Banega in talk with Dortmund.. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:24 AM 0 Palacio much speed, acceleration, skilt, briskly than Higuain. Dfox (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 9:15 AM 0 Hmmmm, I think not. outlaw (Poland) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 8:24 AM 0 Palacio is much better than Higuain. Look at Argentina-Ecuador (Higuain) and Argentina-Bosnia (Palacio). el principe (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 6:25 AM 0 I predict Palacio to score less in the second half of the season due to Milito return. Now Palacio can't play poacher like Inzaghi anymore. Milito suits that role better. Let's see if the coach still wants to start them both. Julker9 (Bangladesh) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 5:37 AM 0 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO........... I mean nO !!! @Abs______Actually i m with u in ScOccO issue. But nOt like 2 replace palaciO !! Bcz PalaciO's wOrking rate is very high 4 Our NT. It's better cut Off Lavezzi 4rm the squad & includes ScOOcO Or Iturbe. They bOth r quality player instead Of that " Headless Chicken " Lavezzi !! And yeah, i hOpe sO. Sabella plzzz...Open u'r eyes !!! Abs (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 4:20 AM 0 Hopefully Scocco become a success with Sunderland, so we can finally replace Palacio !!!!!!! baker (India) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:46 AM 0 well it is a good formation , but i dont think we need to disturb our fab4 concept . this can be used after first half if we want to play more defensively .. Amlan (Bangladesh) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:37 AM 0 Biglia may not be as talented as Banega. But he has got discipline. He always plays by the book. Banega tries to dribble and show off, which makes him lose the ball in crucial position. But Banega has great passing ability and dribbling ability which we can expect from an attacking midfielder. Hope he gets out of Valencia as soon as possible to get back to his form.I think we should play Banega, Gago and Mascherano in the midfield along with Di Maria, Messi and Kun as our forward. Biglia as a sub, can replace Gago or Banega (Then we should push Gago to more advance midfield).Di Maria-----Messi------Aguero---------Banega/Gago--------------Mascherano---Gago/Biglia-- cleanball (Indonesia) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:37 AM 0 Scocco is another option for Sabella, unfortunately can't get the place in the team.Redondo is one of the great player that Argentina produce and unfortunately Passarella did not optimize him as they are not synergize and fail to build a good relationship.A sadness for Argentina N/T. Abs (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:24 AM 0 @haman:C'mon man, Biglia just moved to Lazio, and by next year he'll be the most important player in the team .. Why do you want him to move ? haman (Bahrain) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:22 AM 0 Let me remind guys that Redondo wasn't great for Argentina as much as he was for R. Madrid. And he was arrogant put himself in a higher level than his NT!The best DM for Argentina was Simeone! baker (India) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:17 AM 0 s@elprincipe : yup and it is sad that passarella didnt include him in 98 WC squad :( el principe (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:11 AM 1 Redondo is in a different league. It is hard to think of a DM better than him at his peak. I agree with you Baker. Redondo is a Messi of DM for me. haman (Bahrain) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 3:07 AM 0 Biglia is a smart player, very similar in his style to Cambiasso's early days. But, still I can't compare him with Banega, cause they offer different services the team.The first is a game keeper, while the later is a game changer!Both should move to a better club, where they could shine brighter. Dunno what happened with United as they kept showing interest in Banega! cleanball (Indonesia) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 2:06 AM 0 Biglia can be a great subs for the N/T; Prefer Biglia than Banega although therr role will be different. Leandro (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 1:31 AM 1 I love how many people are finally giving Biglia props.. he was getting a log od skepticism here a year ago.. thanks for the link @Kid baker (India) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 1:01 AM 1 still we are yet to produce a monster in the DM like redondo , that guy is a best DM for all time. baker (India) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 12:33 AM 2 thanks kid , i was actually looking for biglias compilation against uruguay Ayr18 (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 12:31 AM 1 Damn biglia one of the most underrated midfielders in the world right now. Biglia will be a very important player for us in the worldcup! KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/28/2014 at 12:07 AM 3 Biglia vs Juventus (Sunday game)Really nice!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3dlP3gSi68 pablo.d (New Zealand) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 11:57 PM 0 sadly he has a thigh strain and its was 4 weeks, he should be back soon. baker (India) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 10:24 PM 0 well lets turn on sunderland matches. what is happening with lamela , any news about his injury..? cleanball (Indonesia) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 10:08 PM 0 Poyet seem to build the team and trust Argentina players. That's good sign. Sunderland is on the way to gain the glory again. Scocco is a wonderful player. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 9:12 PM 0 star* Dfox (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:47 PM 0 I know all that Kidulthood, but he wasn't given the proper recognition lets say Messi and Tevez got until he moved to England. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:44 PM 0 Dfox Kun won a UEFA cup with Atleti Madrid..How can you win Europe second major club tournament and not being recognize by the media..remember Real and Barcelona were all pondering a move for Kun before he moved to man City. Aguero had a name before is move to Man City..He just became a bigger start now.. Aguero2 U20 world cups, Olympic gold, UEFA cup winner with Atleti, of course the world knew about Kun.. Dfox (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:34 PM 0 I'm sure the video of Maradona's reaction when asked about if he would run for FIFA presidency will surface soon, LOL. Johnny (Argentina) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:32 PM 0 The Catania of the EPL. Nice to see Poyet recruiting Argentines. I was half hoping Spurs would loan Lamela to Sunderland so he could play every week. Dfox (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:30 PM 0 Kidulthood, I remember few years ago when Batista was the coach and everybody was wondering how come Tevez wasn't on the team, why? how come? where did he go...etcEverybody was asking about El Apache when in fact our genius coach, Batista stopped calling both Tevez and kun but nobody seemed to care or even know who Kun was.Of course all Argentina supporters knew who Kun was and what he can do and who he is, but the media never really picked up on that until he moved to manCity. Poto (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:28 PM 0 I may get slammed for this but I wanted him on my beloved river plate. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:19 PM 0 Sunderland have now become my second favorite BPL team after Man City..Scocco, Vergini and Ustari all there at the club now..I will be tune in to Sunderland games as frequently as possible whenever I get a chance to. KidultHood (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 8:15 PM 0 Dfox when you say a lot of people didn't knew much about Kun before he moved to England, I'm guessing you're talking about an American audience, because everyone I know, knew about Kun outside of South America..Aguero was a star at Atleti. Falcoa never played in England and everyone know about him.. Dfox (United States) Posted on 1/27/2014 at 7:52 PM 0 Yessssssssss, its time the rest of the world enjoys that howitzer fire.I remember not a lot of people watched or even knew much about Super Kun prior to his arrival at ManCity and BAAm, the rest is history.