Brighton & Hove Albionclub in the first division of English football, made official this Saturday the hiring of the young Argentine full-back Valentine Boat. After formalizing his separation from Boca Juniorsthe player signed for four and a half years with the English club.
“We are pleased to confirm the signing of Valentín Barco from Boca Juniorswho joins with a four and a half year contract until June 2028!”, the club posted on the social network X (ex Twitter) along with other publications with training clothes of the Argentine national team and another with an elusive video of the hiring process.
Barco, 19 years old, will be incorporated to his new Premier League team when he finishes his participation in the South American Pre-Olympic which will start this Saturday In Venezuela and will be disputed until February 11.
Ship will be the ninth Argentine footballer in Brighton’s history and he will share the squad with his compatriot Facundo Buonanotteformer Rosario Central midfielder.
Barco arrives in Brighton: what was his departure process from Boca Juniors like?
The left-hander, a finalist with Boca in the last Copa Libertadores, was separated from the Argentine institution after executing the termination clause of his contract in a figure close to US$10 million.
Boca and the footballer maintained in recent months fruitless negotiations to extend the link which ended on December 31 and increase the output amount, considered low due to the growth of “Colo” since its consolidation in first class.
Raul Cascinimember of the Boca Football Councilpublicly implied that the player did not want to renew. “You have to be grateful”fired when it was official that Barco would sign with the English club.
Days after, the player responded in harsh terms and assured that the Boca leadership “did not answer the phone” while the conversations to extend the link were taking place.
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