In the current transfer market, many teams have revolved around the name of Diego Valencia. The striker from Universidad Católica sounded in pictures like the PSV, AZ Akmaar, Udinese and Sampdoria. However, “Chicken” already has everything agreed to reach Europe, but none of these teams.
It’s about the Salernoa team that managed to maintain its continuity in the A league at the last minute after a new owner of the club was found on New Year’s Eve, since one person cannot own the same team in the same category.
According to information compiled by TNT Sports, the “30” of Los Cruzados, will travel on Thursday, July 7 to Italy after the game against Sao Paulo for the second leg of the round of 16 of the South American Cup. In this way, Valencia will make the great leap to the “Old Continent”, medical check-ups and He 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, Copa Chile, Super Cup, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, where he scored 31 goals and is positioned in 53rd place 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 disputed the U-17 World Cup in India in 2017, he 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 highest distinction in this category was in the Cochabamba South American Games in 2018on that occasion he scored winning goal and the title for our country.
In addition, he has already debuted with the Chilean adult team. He did it in the Copa America 2021 against Brazil. The native of Viña del Mar, was cited for emergency by Martin Lasarte as William Maripan released 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 present in a duel for Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiersprecisely before visiting Ecuador. Furthermore, he was summoned by Eduardo Berizzo to the last Chilean 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 he joined the cast of Las Condes at the age of 16where he won an unprecedented four-time championship and three super cups.