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Argentine midfielder Barrientos agrees to join Valletta FC

Valletta FC have signed Argentine midfielder Fernando Barrientos, the Premier League club have announced.

The 31-year-old midfielder becomes the third signing by the capital club in the close season after they had agreed deals to sign defenders Juan Bolanos and Federico Vega.

Barrientos spent the majority of his career in South American football.

In fact, after coming through the youth ranks of Lanus, he had a short loan spell in Spain with Villarreal before returning home a few months later.

He moved to Rosario Central on loan in 2014 before heading to Brazil to join Atletico Paraenense on a similar deal.

In the following three years he played for Defensa and Guarain, in Paraguay.

In 2021 he decided to join Chilean club Cobreloa before returning home to play for All Boys and then Gimnasia last January.

Barrientos’ arrival increases the number of Argentine players at the club as besides Bolanos, the Citizens also have striker Federico Falcone and defender Enzo Ruiz, who hail from Argentina.

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