Lucas Aveldaño: "I didn't have any doubts, 'la U' is a big team in Chile and South America"

The defender praised the history of his new side after arriving in the Chilean capital.

Universidad de Chile's new defender, Lucas Aveldaño, landed in Santiago on Saturday ready to begin work under coach Frank Darío Kudelka.

As he was leaving the Arturo Merino Benítez airport, the former Tenerife player spoke to the press about his admiration for his new club. "La U is a big team in Chile and South America. I played with Pepe Rojas in Club Atlético Belgrano in Córdoba and he told me a lot about the club when we played together. He's an idol and captain. When he found out I was coming here, we got back in contact again."

The 33-year-old footballer described himself as "a very temperamental player who always leaves everything out on the pitch. Due to his experience he can offer advice, is a good communicator and can add something to the team both on and off the pitch." 

Finally he said he wanted to play well so "that supporters recognise me" and admitted that, despite offers from elsewhere, "When they spoke to me about la U, I didn't have any doubts. I'm coming to a big club with a lot of history and very passionate supporters."