Argentine international Franco Di Santo still has his eyes set on a return to European football.

Di Santo, 31, spent over a decade in European football before he returned to South America in 2019. The striker signed for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and went on to score seven goals in 33 appearances for the Serie A outfit in his lone season at the club.

In the latter stages of his career as an Atletico Mineiro player, Franco Di Santo confirmed to reporters that he wants a return to European football.

The Argentine was particularly vocal about former club Werder Bremen. He spent two years at the German Bundesliga outfit between 2013 and 2015.

Di Santo left English football for Werder Bremen in 2013. He was part of the Wigan Atheltic team that stunned Manchester City to win the 2013 FA Cup final.

The San Lorenzo striker was an unused substitute as Wigan Athletic beat the Citizens 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to win the trophy.

His first team in Europe was Chelsea whom he joined from Chilean club Audax Italiano in January 2018 in a £3.5m deal.

Franco Di Santo signed for the Blues as a hot prospect but failed to live up to expectations before departing for Wigan Athletic in 2010. He spent three years with the Latics and the highlight of his career at the club was the earlier reported FA Cup triumph.

He left the Latics for Werder Bremen where he spent two years from the three-year contract signed before he forced his way out of the club via a €6m release clause.

The player told Weser-Kurier about his interest to make a return to Werder Bremen, but the Germans don't share the same sentiment according to Deichstube.

In the absence of a return to European football this summer, Franco Di Santo left Atletico Mineiro FC of Brazil for his hometown club San Lorenzo in Argentina.

Argentina's first division resumed at the end of last month after a long break occasioned by Covid-19 but Di Santo is yet to feature for his new club as a result of injury. He's expected to make his debut in the coming weeks.