Sunday, 24 May 2009

[Mercato] Udinese to sign Orellana

Udinese have signed highly-rated Chilean forward Fabian Orellana from Audax Italiano in a deal thought to be worth around 2.7 million euros.

Fabian OrellanaThe 23-year-old came to prominence when he scored the winner in a FIFA World Cup qualifying win over South American giants Argentina in October 2008.

Orellana caught the attention of European clubs when he scored two goals in the 2008 Toulon Under-23 tournament, where Chile lost the final 1-0 to Italy.

Udinese had been tracking the striker for several months and, according to media reports, the deal is done.

He will become the second Chilean youngster to enter Serie A through Udinese, joining international teammate Alexis Sanchez.

Source: C4 Football Italia

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