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Al Wahda confirm Valdivia approach

Al Wahda confirm Valdivia approach

Valdivia is currently involved in the competition and Chile defeated nine-man Uruguay late on Wednesday night.



By James Jose - Senior Reporter

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 3:44 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Chile’s Jorge Valdivia (left) during the Copa America quarterfinal match against Uruguay in Santiago on Wednesday. — AFP

Abu Dhabi — Al Wahda have officially confirmed that they have approached former Al Ain playmaker Jorge Valdivia to join them this summer.

The club said in a statement on their official website on Thursday evening that they had come to a mutual agreement and a formal contract will be signed once the Chilean arrives after the completion of the Copa America currently underway in his homeland.

Valdivia is currently involved in the competition and Chile defeated nine-man Uruguay late on Wednesday night.

“Al Wahda club confirms that they are interesting in signing Valdivia after both the parties came to an agreement about the terms. Al Wahda are waiting for Valdivia to complete his commitments at the Copa America and also end his contract with his current club Palmeiras which expires in August. Valdivia will arrive after that and undergo a medical after which we will sign a contract,” the club said.

Meanwhile, Bani Yas’ summer overhaul has begun in right earnest. After signing Australian international Mark Milligan from Melbourne Victory, the Sky Blues are reportedly interested in Dutch-Moroccan winger Adnane Tighadouini. Italian club Udinese are also reportedly interested in the 22-year-old. He is currently with Dutch club NAC Breda, with whom he has a contract until 2017.

Tighadouini has also played for the Morocco national under-23 football team in the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship.

The club were unavailable for comment but they did confirm officially that they had dispensed with the services of Argentine Denis Stracqualursi and Spaniard Angel Dealbert, apart from Imad AQ Khalili from Palestine.

Argentine Joan Verdu could stay with Bani Yas chairman Mubarak bin Mahroum saying that his contract will depend on the coach Luis Garcia.

james@khaleejtimes.com

 

 

 


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