Diego Valeri leaves Portland Timbers and returns to his «native» Lanús

What had started as a simple rumor in the middle of the transfer market, finally became reality and the MLS loses one of its great figures: the Argentine Diego Valeri will move your experience to Lanús, the club where he debuted and became champion of Argentine soccer.

The information was confirmed in the last hours by the journalist César Luis Merlo, a specialist in transfers of world football who had already been reporting news about the negotiation between the Timbers and the maroon cast.

«Diego Valeri is new reinforcement of Lanús. In the next few days, he will sign a one-season contract. It comes free from the MLS. #TratoHecho ”, wrote the sports reporter on his Twitter account, to the sadness of the fans of the green and gold and joy of the club that disputes the Professional Football League (LFP) of Argentina.

Sources consulted by MLSsoccer.com supported the information on the transfer of Valeri, who at 35 was one of the great references of the green and gold team.

The official MLS site adds that the transfer of Valeri would include an economic compensation to the Timbers of around 175 thousand dollars according to the same sources, and that Portland be cleared of his salary cap in 2022.

In the absence of official confirmation from the Timbers Y Lanús, Valeri will become the third Argentine footballer to leave MLS in recent days, after the defender Leandro González Pírez (Inter Miami) and the midfielder Thomas Pochettino (Austin FC) will leave their respective teams to go on loan to River plate, last champion of the Argentine First Division.