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Mathias Vidangossy, no room on the sub?

As Maddi mentioned in the last post Chilean starlet Vidangossy has indeed moved to the current Chilean Champions Everton on loan. Lets take a quick look and see how Vidangossy has got where he is now.

Shortly after producing good performances in the South American Youth Championship and having a good debut season with Union Espanola ,Vidangossy was signed on 5 year deal by Villarreal where the 21 year old would join up with fellow Chileans Matias Fernandez and the manager Manuel Pellegrini. Buoyed by his forthcoming move to Europe Vidangossy played excellently in the Fifa U-20 World Cup in Canada, scoring a goal and being an ever present in a Chilean side that came 3rd in the competition.

Upon his arrival in Spain Mathias was immediately sent on loan to La Liga newboys Almeria and was expected to gain some valuable experience during his time there. However things did not go as planned and Vidangossy struggled to make it into the first team. Having made no appearances by January it was decided that a return to Chile might be better for the young attacking midfielders development. Copa Libertadores participants Audax Italiano were keen to bring him home and it was announced that Mathias would spend the remainder of the season there. 11 appearances in the League followed in which he was supposed to have played reasonably well.

Now in the last few days it has been announced that Vidangossy will play for Everton (Chi) next season. Not exactly regarded as a big club Everton raised a few eyebrows with their enthralling comeback victory over Colo Colo three weeks ago. This gave them the Apertura title and thus qualified them for next years Copa Libertadores, in which they have not played since 1977. Vidangossy is their first acquisition as they try to build a team capable of challenging. Hopefully Mathias will continue improving and will be able to cement down a first team place (which any European hopeful should really be doing at 21).

The question is does he have a future at El Madrigal? I'm inclined to say no, he has not shown himself to be amazingly talented or at least has not re-produced the form that saw us invest in him over a year ago and with all the talent and youth we currently have I find it hard to see how he will ever break into the first team here. I wish him the best though, he seems like a bit of a character all right and if he does have the ability to succeed in La Liga, I'm sure he will show it soon!