Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez to join Porto

Marseille says it reached an agreement with Porto on Monday to

transfer Argentine midfielder Lucho Gonzalez back to his Portuguese

former club.

Gonzalez, who played for Porto from 2005 to 2009 before joining

Marseille, was instrumental as the southern club won the French

league and League Cup in 2010.

However, his form has dipped this season, with only two goals

scored and no assists in 19 league matches.

Marseille says the move was part of a strategy to trim payroll

as Gonzalez earns ?400,000 ($525,000) a month.

Gonzalez had already expressed his desire for a transfer last

year after he and his family were victims of an armed robbery in

his house.