He said, "I remember when I came to Europe for the first time from Argentina to play in Italy I was 18 and had my Dad with me – just the two of us. It wasn't easy but all I wanted to do was play football.
"So I know what it's like and I will help Alexis in any way I can and be close to him.
"We have a good club here who help young players who are away from home from the first time. Hopefully my experiences of Europe and being from Argentina like him can help Alexis."