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Milosevic returns to Zaragoza

Published: Wednesday 23 January 2002, 16.12CET
Yugoslavian international striker Savo Milosevic has returned to former club Real Zaragoza on loan.

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Published: Wednesday 23 January 2002, 16.12CET

Milosevic returns to Zaragoza

Yugoslavian international striker Savo Milosevic has returned to former club Real Zaragoza on loan.

Yugoslavian international striker Savo Milosevic has returned to former club Real Zaragoza on loan from Italian side Parma AC.

Prolific first spell
The 28-year-old left La Romareda in summer 2000 to join the Serie A team but has struggled to prove his ability, with just one league goal to his name this season. Milosevic was considerably more prolific in his first spell at Zaragoza, scoring 37 times in 72 Spanish league matches. If all goes well until the end of the season, Zaragoza will be able to sign the player for €18m.

'I want to play'
"Since the arrival of Hakan Sükür I am aware that I there is no place for me in the [Parma] team," Milosevic said. "I want to play and earn my place in Yugoslavia national team. I know Zaragoza  very well, I already spend my best days in the club."

'New start'
"The fans are fantastic I am sure they will help me in the comeback," he added. "This is a new start for me."

Rojo out
The signing comes a day after coach Txetxu Rojo left the club "by mutual consent" in the wake of a meeting with the club's president Alfonso Solans Solans. Zaragoza are just two points above the relegation zone, having scored just 20 goals in 21 games.

Finest hour
Milosevic, who has also played in England with Aston Villa FC, has scored 31 goals in 64 matches for Yugoslavia. His finest hour came at EURO 2000™, when he scored five goals only to see his country eliminated at the quarter-final stage.

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