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Striker Scocco set to leave Sunderland AFC

Scocco Credit: PA

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has admitted striker Ignacio Scocco's future is likely to lie away from the club.

Scocco, known as "Nacho", arrived on Wearside in January as Poyet invested £3.2million in his services in the search for goals to keep the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League.

Ultimately, it was a gamble which did not pay off as the 29-year-old Argentinian made only eight appearances and failed to find the back of the net.

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