Argentina's star-studded 2008 gold medallists: Where are they now?
The 29-year-old is now back in South America with Universidad de Chile after three trips to Europe. He returned to Boca Juniors last year for a loan spell which brought the only major titles of his career as a Carlos Tevez-led Boca raced to a league and cup double.
He never really made many waves following the Olympics but had a highly respectable stint in France with Nice before failing to make the grade at Lyon or Brazilian club Fluminense.
A return to form in Italy with Catania wasn’t enough to reignite an international career that brought just seven senior caps.
After overcoming some injury problems in Chile he is now expected to play a major role in what the club hope will be a return to the Jorge Sampaoli glory years of the early part of the decade, with highly-rated former Sampaoli assistant Sebastian Beccacece taking the reins in Santiago for his first crack at the big time. – By Rupert Fryer