Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers revealed Thursday that
the club has secured a loan deal for Argentine midfielder Diego Valeri as a
Valeri joins the Timbers from Argentine first-division side Lanus where he
spent nine seasons (2003-09; 2011-12). He appeared in 158 matches for the
club, recording 25 goals. He recently served as the team's captain.
"Valeri is a tremendous acquisition and his desire to join the Portland
Timbers was an integral part in getting him on loan," said Timbers general
manager Gavin Wilkinson. "At his age and with his ability, we expect to be in
a position to purchase this player and make him a permanent fixture in
The 26-year-old made his debut with Argentina national team in 2011 and has
gone on to make two more appearances for his country, both of which were in
friendly matches the same year.
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