Confirmed: Valera joins Getafe

Released by Atlético, the right back has signed a 4-year deal with los Azulones

So long Juan! (

So long Juan! (

Getafe have confirmed the signing of now former Atlético defender Juan Valera, who had been released by los Colchoneros.

He will be formally presented at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum on Tuesday, according to Getafe’s official site.

The 26-year-old, who has signed a four-year contract with los Azulones, joined Atleti back in the 2005/06 season, but was never able to nail down a regular spot in the line-up.

The Murcian did play a key role in our title-winning Europa League campaign in the 2009/10 season though, featuring in seven matches in the tournament.

Valera’s departure leaves los Rojiblancos with a single right back in Sílvio, though central defender Luis Perea is expected to make the move out wide and serve as the Portuguese’s back-up.

This news comes just hours after it was reported Raúl García will be leaving for Osasuna on loan after renewing his contract with Atleti for an additional three years.

  • 7th

    good for him, he did pretty well in his few matchs that he played.

  • SoLobo

    Good luck Juan! It ‘s a pity, he would be useful…

  • Lubo

    Good luck Juan, loyal servant..

  • Derek Maaijen

    Let’s hope Sílvio will stay fit the entire season, because Perea is even more erratic at right back than he already is in the centre of defence.

    I’ve never been a big fan of Valera, but he’s done his job as a back-up. The best of luck to you know Juan!

  • Good luck! He wasn’t to bad was he;)?

  • amed 9ja

    good luck valera tanks for your days at atletico

  • Raed

    thank you for every think Juan … what about Leonardo Cabrera ?!

  • Raed

    Ohh I read it now, Cabrera joins Recreativo on loan ..!

  • Chalet

    Muchas gracias por todo, Juan!
    Muy buena suerte!

  • oguz

    Turkish news says; Atletico are going to sign Gökhan Gönül next week for the right back position

  • oguz

    you can watch his some good skills here

  • leika

    gönül is a good player but i think that we dont need him cause he is too good to be a bench player, so is silvio