Real Valladolid landed their primary transfer target, Jeffren Suarez, after the Venezuelan rescinded his contract with Portuguese side Sporting CP and joined la Pucela on a free transfer until 30th June 2016.
Real Valladolid fought tooth and nail to sign the former Barcelona youth product and were elated to announce the 25-year-old’s arrival to Zorilla in a statement on their official club website, just before the close of the January transfer window on Friday evening.
“Real Valladolid has secured the services end Jeffren Suárez (Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela-, 20-01-1988) until June 30, 2016 . The new Pucela player, who will begin training under the command of Juan Ignacio Martinez next week, rescinded his contract with Sporting Lisbon on Friday, where he has played the past two and a half seasons, and committed to Real Valladolid.
Jeffren Suárez was born in Venezuela 26 years ago, but was not yet one year old when his family moved to Tenerife. Formed in the youth ranks of CD Tenerife for 16 years until he joined FC Barcelona to complete his training at La Masia.
His league debut with Barca came at the end of the 08/09 season and the following two seasons was part of the first team of FC Barcelona under Pep Guardiola’s orders, who knew the player from his time in the reserves in the 07/08 season, when both won promotion to Segunda B.
In the summer of 2011, FC Barcelona sold the player to Sporting CP for 3.75 million euros, which has failed to demonstrate the potential of the football he showed in Barcelona.
Jeffren now reaches back to face the challenge of La Liga, help Real Valladolid stay in first division and revive his football career .”