Uruguay midfielder Egidio Arevalo will soon be a Cagliari player, after a shock transfer was completed with lightning speed over the weekend.
El Pais reports that the Sardinian team struck a deal with businessman Pablo Bentancur, who owned the Penarol star's contract in partnership with Mexican side Monterrey. Bentancur then informed the Aurinegra this morning that Arevalo would not be returning to the club. The Uruguayan will move immediately to Italy in a $3million deal; $1m will go to Penarol as compenasation for the previous loan contract being dishonoured.
Arevalo was one of the stars of the Celeste World Cup campaign. In partnership with Diego Perez, the two formed a formidable centre-midfield for the Charrua, driving the team to their first final four berth for 40 years. The 28-year-old had also impressed for Penarol since joining them at the start of 2010; the team finished champions for the first time since 2003, beating arch-rivals Nacional in the championship final.
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