“It’s like a dream for me. Joining a big club like Valencia at such a young age is not easy and I know the responsibility I have" - Santi Mina
Valencia Club de Fútbol have reached an agreement with RC Celta de Vigo for the signing of Santi Mina, who has today signed a contract with the club through to June 30th, 2021, following a successful medical in Valencia.
The 19 year-old Galician player debuted in Spain’s Primera División in February of 2013, and last season scored seven goals in La Liga and two in the Copa del Rey. A product of the Celta Academy, Mina now begins a new stage of his career and is very happy to become part of the VCF family:
“It’s like a dream for me. Joining a big club like Valencia at such a young age is not easy and I know the responsibility I have. I am going to fight every day to repay the confidence placed in me by Valencia and my aim is to help my teammates and the manager, as we strive to continue to be one of the best teams in Spain.”
The new signing also acknowledged Celta on his arrival in Valencia: “I am leaving a club for whom I have given everything; the Celta fans have made me very happy and I will always remember them. I know that the fans at Valencia are also incredible –some of the most loyal in the world, who never stop supporting their side. I can’t wait to play at Mestalla and give my all to repay them for the affection they show to all the players.”
Valencia CF Chairwoman, Lay Hoon Chan, expressed her delight at the latest signing for the club: “Santi Mina is one of the most promising young Spanish players, who has experience playing in La Liga. He will make his mark on our existing squad.
Lay Hoon also noted that the signing clearly illustrates the club policy of bringing in young talents who can offer a great future for Valencia CF:
“Our project in Valencia is a long term one and a young player like Santi will help us building up our team to meet all the challenges for many years.“ The renewal of our young players such as Alcácer and Gayà, plus the arrival of Santi, makes clear that we are looking at a bright future for the team.”
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