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Boca Juniors youth graduate told to sign for Derby County

DC United’s Argentinian winger Luciano Acosta has been told by former team mate Wayne Rooney that he should sign for Derby County this January if the Rams show any interest.

Rooney and Acosta have played together for the last year, but Rooney has now left the States and will join Derby as a player/coach in December, although he will not be able to play until January.

And according to Acosta, who came through the famous youth set-up at Argentinian side Boca Juniors, Rooney has recommended Acosta to Derby County, as well as telling Acosta to go through with any potential deal.

Speaking to La Mano De Dios (via Derby County News), Acosta said that he would be open to a move to England, but that it would be hard to say no to a return to his boyhood club.

“We are analyzing proposals with my representative, there is nothing defined yet. I’m waiting for Boca’s call. Rooney before leaving told me he wants to take me to Derby County. Today I would go there, but if you call me from Boca, obviously the doors are always open,” he said.

Acosta has made a name for himself as one of the top players currently plying his trade in America, and he told the aforementioned Argentinian publication that French giants Paris Saint Germain wanted to sign him earlier this year, and he was on the verge of completing a move to the French capital.

He said: “I did the medical check-up, they gave me the number I was going to use. It was all done but DC United did not accept the offer and the move was stopped.”

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