The international striker was the author of the only goal for the Bicolor in the South American U-20. Despite being eliminated from the tournament, the forward became one of the 2 Peruvians who managed to sign for a foreign club.
The Peru U-20 team had a fleeting participation in the South American championship, where they finished last in Group A and were eliminated without a point. Although the bicolor didn’t show a great level, two footballers from the national team caught the eyes of foreign clubs and were signed at the end of the tournament. One of them is Diether Vasquez, author of the only goal for Peru in this competition, which was played in Colombia. The Attacker was recently introduced as a new reinforcement Miners from Zacatecas in Mexico.
The 19-year-old footballer plays in the second division of the Mexican league with the aim of achieving the long-awaited promotion. In this way, Diether Vásquez joined his teammate Sebastien Pineau, who left Alianza Lima after the Sudamericano to sign for MLS Austin FC. But who is this young striker and how did his move abroad come about?
Diether Vásquez was one of the starters of the Peru U-20 team. Photo: FPF
Who is Diether Vasquez?
Diether Vasquez He is a 19-year-old forward who was born in Lima and began his professional football education in the departments of the University of César Vallejo. Unlike some of his U-20 team-mates, such as Aaron Sánchez, who has played more than 60 games in La Liga, the Poets striker has yet to make his La Liga debut. This 2023 of all things, that UCV He had been promoted to the first team currently led by Sebastián Abreu.
How did Diether Vásquez join the Mineros de Zacatecas?
Despite not making his pro debut in League 1 and being eliminated from the Sudamericano Sub-20, Diether Vasquez succeeded in signing the first leap abroad Zacatecas miners. This surprised some fans, but not Luis Gil, the Mexican club’s sports manager. The Director of the Mining Staff gave details of how the Peruvian’s arrival came about.
“Diether caught our attention because of his great personality. Despite subjecting himself to difficult conditions in South America, he always showed courage to absorb the ball and avoid rivals with his driving,” explained the manager of the Mexican club As Peru.
Diether Vásquez scored the only goal for Peru in the South American U-20. Photo: FPF
Likewise, Luis Gil explained that from the Bicolor’s first game in the South American U-20, he saw great quality in Diether Vásquez, who was one of the figures who posed a threat despite the loss to Paraguay.
“I remember the live match vs. Paraguay, Diether was one of the few weapons that the opponent’s retreat could open at times,” he added.
Diether Vásquez will help the Expansion League
Although the arrival of Diether Vasquez A Zacatecas miners It was given to strengthen the offensive part of the club, the team manager also indicated that his signing will help consolidate the second tier of the Mexican League, being a foreign footballer.
“Firstly, the opportunity to be present at the championship and secondly, the opportunity to bring an international footballer to Mineros de Zacatecas speaks to the scope and objectives of the project,” he added.
Diether Vásquez left César Vallejo to play for Mineros de Zacatecas. Photo: Zacatecas