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Tickets to Italy: Diego Valencia says goodbye to UC

In the current transfer market, many teams have revolved around the name of Diego Valencia. The striker from Universidad Católica so


In the current transfer market, many teams have revolved around the name of . The striker from Universidad Católica sounded in pictures like PSV, AZ Akmaar, Udinese and Sampdoria. However, “Chicken” already has everything agreed to reach Europe, but none of these teams.

It is about the , a team that managed to maintain its continuity in Serie A at the last minute after a new owner of the club was found on New Year’s Eve, since a person cannot own the same team in the same category. .

According to information compiled by TNT Sports, the “30” of Los Cruzados will travel to Italy on Thursday, July 7, after the match against Sao Paulo for the second leg of the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana. In this way, Valencia will make the big leap to the “Old Continent” and will sign a contract for the next four years.

The 22-year-old attacker says goodbye to the foothills with incredible numbers. 131 games played between the National Championship, Chile Cup, Super Cup, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, where he scored 31 goals and is ranked 53rd as the club’s top scorers.

The versatile centre-attacker, has a long journey through the minor divisions of the national team. He was part of the national delegation that played the U-17 World Cup in India in 2017, played two South Americans, one U-17 and one U-20 in 2017 and 2019 respectively and the U-23 pre-Olympic in Colombia in 2020. However, the greatest distinction in this category was at the South American Games in Cochabamba in 2018, on that occasion he scored the winning goal and the title for our country.

In addition, he has already debuted with the Chilean adult team. He did it in the 2021 Copa América against Brazil. The native of Viña del Mar, was summoned in an emergency by Martín Lasarte since Guilllermo Maripán freed up a quota, traveled to Rio de Janeiro and played the last two minutes of the Red team’s elimination against the locals. He has also said he was present in a duel for Qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, precisely against Ecuador in Quito. In addition, he was summoned by Eduardo Berizzo to Chile’s last tour of Asia.

This is the third Valencia team in his career. Although he did not debut in Deportes La Serena, that was where he took his first steps in soccer and later joined the cast of Las Condes at the age of 16, where he won a four-time championship and three super cups.