Lucas Olaza swaps Celta Vigo for Real Valladolid in deadline day exit

Celta Vigo midfielder Lucas Olaza has completed a shock deadline day loan move to La Liga rivals Real Valladolid.

The 26-year old initially joined the Galician club on loan from Brazilian side Boca Juniors in January 2019.

He has remained on a rolling loan contract at the Estadio Balaidos since then with Eduardo Coudet’s side rumoured to be working on completing a permanent deal for him at the end of the current campaign.

However, as per reports from Marca, Celta informed Boca they would not be paying his €4m purchase clause this summer, allowing Valladolid to swoop in.

Sergio Gonzalez’s side have agreed to meet Boca’s demands as part of their negotiations with a compulsory loan to buy option wrapped up within hours of the deadline ending.

The versatile Uruguayan has played a key role during his two years at Celta with 63 league appearances as they successfully avoided relegation in the last two seasons.


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