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González joins Standard from Valencia

Published: Thursday 21 July 2011, 22.16CET
Uruguayan international midfielder Ignacio González has joined UEFA Champions League hopefuls R. Standard de Liège from Valencia CF after agreeing terms on a two-year deal.
González joins Standard from Valencia
Ignacio González (right) has scored one goal in 19 appearances for Uruguay ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 21 July 2011, 22.16CET

González joins Standard from Valencia

Uruguayan international midfielder Ignacio González has joined UEFA Champions League hopefuls R. Standard de Liège from Valencia CF after agreeing terms on a two-year deal.

UEFA Champions League hopefuls R. Standard de Liège have completed their fourth signing of the week after acquiring the services of Uruguayan international Ignacio 'Nacho' González from Valencia CF.

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder, who started his career at Danubio FC and has been capped 19 times, joins Les Rouches on a two-year deal with an option to stay a further year.

Although González had been on Valencia's books since the summer of 2008, he never made a league appearance for the Spanish Liga side, who loaned him out to Newcastle United FC, Levadiakos FC and Levante UD. He also spent a brief loan spell at AS Monaco FC before moving to Spain.

Belgian Cup winners Standard, who face FC Zürich in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, have already re-enforced their squad by adding Paul-José Mpoku, Karim Belhocine and Yoni Buyens to their number.

Last updated: 21/07/11 22.37CET

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