The club has finally confirmed the arrival of Argentina winger Cristian Espinoza from Huracán de Buenos Aires on a five year contract.
#CVFEnglish | Villarreal CF sign Cristian Espinoza! Welcome to the Submarine Cristian! https://t.co/2BZaicq77o pic.twitter.com/pzJxfpbDEs— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) August 4, 2016
It is unknown whether the club will sent him on loan to Málaga as it has been speculated by some part of the press. We hope that’s not the case, as we are on a a shortage of wingers, and we do not currently know when will Cheryshev will be back as he is still ailing from injury.
Espinoza is one of the current starlets of the Albiceleste and has been touted as one of the most promising players of Argentina. He made his debut 24 March 2013 for Huracán in the Primera B Championship. In 2014 Espinoza played a key part for El Globo in their Copa Argentina triumph as well as helping Huracán win the Supercopa Argentina, defeating Argentine giants River Plate.
Last year Huracán made a successful run in the Copa Sudamericana, being runners up to colombian outfit Independiente Santa Fé. Espinoza was one of the key players for the Quemeros, scoring 4 goals in the process.
You can appreciate some of Espinoza’s best plays in the video below.
#VillarrealTV | Disfruta de las mejores jugadas de Espinoza, nuevo jugador del Villarreal CF. ¡Puro talento!https://t.co/UkaMStcQbn— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) August 4, 2016
Welcome, Cristian!. Endavant!.