Diego Mauricio Tracked By Valencia
Visits to South America have nearly drawn their conclusion, Valencia is closely tracking Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas and yesterday the agent of Brazilian forward Diego Mauricio has has revealed that Valencia are interested in signing his client: “I talked to them two weeks ago and they told me when the transfer market opens in Europe during January they will contact Flamengo. They already spoke with us and Flamengo earlier but things didn’t evolve.”
The attack is one of the position that Valencia wants to enforce for next year, an area that is now covered by Soldado and Aduriz. Paco Alcácer will also train with the club in the preseason to determine whether he will play with the first team next season.
Mauricio has played in the U20 South American cup in February, a tournament that was won by Brazil with Mauricio scoring 2 goals, top scorer was his compatriot Neymar with 9 goals. He scored 5 goals in 29 goals with Flamengo in 2010, and that’s when he lost his importance in the Brazilian side and according to reports is when Valencia moved to closely track him.
The player’s physical attributes are similar to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and one thing that should be noted is that Mauricio is not a number “9″ type of player and would play as a playmaker in Valencia’s current formation (4231). Mauricio is a fast player with good dribbling skills, possesses good technical ability and powerful in the air.