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Pablo Hernández: Celta Vigo is a great jump for me

by Jen Evelyn | Posted on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Chilean international Pedro Pablo Hernández was presented as a new Celta Vigo player on Friday, and upon his presentation, the player expressed his delight over joining the club for the next four seasons.

Image via: celtavigo.net

Image via: celtavigo.net

In the presentation, also present were  sporting director Miguel Torrecilla and Celta Vigo’s vice-president Ricardo Barros, who welcomed Hernández to the club with open arms.

“Welcome to Vigo and to our club”, the vice-president said. “We wish you all the luck in the World.”

The sporting director Torrecilla then went on to explain the reasons behind signing the Chilean.

“We have found a very complete player. A very technical player, a lefty, with great associative play, ability to go to the area and a physical presence that will be very important in the aerial play.”

The sporting director also revealed that Celta Vigo had spent “almost three years following and analyzing Pablo”.

Pablo Hernández himself was also pleased about the transfer, stressing that he is in full fitness to help his new club.

“I’m very happy and grateful. I’m mentally and physically prepared for the league. When Celta called I didn’t even have to think about it.”

Hernández also revealed that his compatriot Fabián Orellana, also a Celta player, convinced him to join the club.

“I spoke with Fabián and he told me that the city is very calm and that I would like it a lot, and that the club is very well organized. From what I’ve seen, it’s true. I’m very happy, and my family will also be happy here.”

After the press conference, Pablo Hernández got to pose in the new Celta Vigo jersey, and was welcomed by hundreds of fans.

“Celta is a great jump for me”, Hernández stated. “The dream of every South American footballer is to be in the Spanish league. I’ll try to keep up and offer my best version.”



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