Mauro Formica: Blackburn Rovers forward joins Cruz Azul

Blackburn Rovers forward Mauro Formica has joined Mexican club Cruz Azul FC.

The 25-year-old Argentine, who can play in both midfield and attack, spent the second half of last season on loan at Serie A side Palermo, but has now left permanently for an undisclosed fee.

He began his career with hometown club Newell's Old Boys before arriving at Ewood Park in January 2011.

In total, he made 54 appearances for Rovers, scoring five times, but none since December of last year.