Newcastle Falcons and Argentinian centre Juan Pablo Socino has signed for Pro14 side Edinburgh.
Socino will leave the Premiership's most Northern side to join Scottish outfit Edinburgh, linking up with former Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby, Richard Cockerill.
The four-times-capped Argentinian international has spent the last four years with the Falcons, amassing 72 appearances and 120 points to date.
The Pumas pocket rocket has struggled to secure a regular starting role at Newcastle this season following the arrival of Fijian centre Josh Matavesi from Ospreys over the summer.
Director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Juan Pablo has given us great service during his four seasons with the club, and leaves with our thanks and best wishes.
“He has been a great professional who has really helped us advance as a team, and I am confident he will have a similar impact with Edinburgh during his time up there.
“We are blessed with a huge amount of talent and a number of top-quality options in the centres as we move forward for next season, our academy continues to produce a number of players for us in that area and in that scenario it is not always possible to retain everyone.
“We are confident in the exciting squad we are putting together for next season and beyond, but on the same note we fully appreciate everything Juan Pablo has contributed during his time in Newcastle.”
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