Federico Valverde was one of the stars of the recently played World Cup U-20 in Korea. The Uruguayan player won the Silver Ball and reached the semi-finals with his national team. We published that Real Madrid were receiving many offers because many clubs were interested in this young player. Now it’s official and Fede Valverde will play the next season on loan at Deportivo La Coruña.
La Liga team announced the agreement in their social media profiles. Fede Valverde will play one season on loan in Galicia and then he will come back to Madrid because Deportivo have no option to tie him one more season.
— RC Deportivo (@RCDeportivo) June 22, 2017
Last season he played 30 games with Castilla and scored three goals. He was improving during the season after a slow start and he became a very important player for the team. Now, Real Madrid continue with their policy of letting the young players go on loan to have minutes and, if they are successful, they can come back in one or two years to play with the first squad.
Valverde was born in 1998 in Monvevideo (Uruguay), so he is now 18 years old. He arrived to Spain 2016 when Real Madrid paid €5M to Peñarol to get him on board. He’s another youngster to continue with the policy of signing talent all over the world and bring them to Spain to shine. Vinicius, Asensio or Odegaard are other examples of this strategy.
His nickname is “El Pajarito” (The little bird) and he plays in the midfield. Actually, there is a big discussion of whether he’s better playing as a stopper or as a playmaker. Deportivo La Coruña struggled last season to avoid relegation and they need to sign talent to improve their squad. Hopefully, Alejandro can have many opportunities in the club.