37-year-old ex-Sunderland international midfielder finds new club

Ex-Cristian Riveros has signed for Uruguayan club Nacional.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 6:45 pm

Riveros, now 37, has signed a one-year deal with Nacional after leaving rivals Libertad on a free transfer.

Elsewhere, Liam Kelly has been told he can leave Dutch club Feyenoord amidst interest from Sunderland.

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Cristian Riveros in action against for Sunderland against Blackpool.
Cristian Riveros in action against for Sunderland against Blackpool.

Kelly, a 24-year-old midfielder has fallen out of favour at the Eredivisie side since he signed under former boss Jaap Stam this summer.

Dutch outlet Voetbal International has claimed that the former Republic of Ireland international will be allowed to leave by ex-Cats manager Dick Advocaat should the club receive an offer for the one-time Reading midfielder.

MK Dons and Oxford United have also been credited with an interest in Kelly.

Elsewhere, tributes are being paid to 1973 FA Cup winner and legend Billy Hughes after he passed away yesterday at the age of 70 following a long illness.

Liam Kelly in his Reading days.

Sunderland coach Elliot Dickman has revealed why he ‘can’t wait’ to see the back of 2019 - and has sent a message to his under-23 squad ahead of a new year.

Dickman said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the back of 2019 and moving into 2020, but I’m really encouraged with how the lads have played. I see them all the time and I think they’ve done well for most of the season.”