Luis Iberico, Melgar’s “gem” who gave him the pass to the “semifinals” and dreams of playing in MLS

Luis Iberico, Melgar’s “gem” who gave him the pass to the “semifinals” and dreams of playing in MLS

FBC Melgar keeps dreaming of the 2022 South American Cup after eliminating Internacional de Porto Alegre on penalties in Brazil. The person responsible for achieving the feat was Luis Ibéricowho is currently in his fifth season at Domino and along with Cuesta, Reyna and Ramos has been important in putting the Arequipa team in the eyes of the world.

Who is Luis Iberian?

The 24-year-old forward has been with the Red and Black institution since 2017 after three years with Universidad San Martín – the team where he made his professional debut. Although not very considerate at first, as the season progressed he improved his level and when he donned the UTC jersey in 2020 he excelled in League 1 and returned to Melgar.

He has been in the Arequipa team since 2021 and last year they were top scorer in the Peruvian championship with Felipe Rodríguez. His good performances earned him a call-up from Ricardo Gareca to the Peru team, where he scored in a 3-0 win against Jamaica.

What is its market value?

According to the Transfermarkt portal, “Luiki” is valued at 600,000 euros. This is the highest value ever achieved.

Performance of Iberico. Photo: Transfer Market

He dreams of playing in MLS

The Peruvian soccer player admitted with surprise in an interview last June that he would like to play in Major League Soccer (MLS). “They contacted me from the Colombian league but I have one goal: to reach MLS because I like them a lot,” he told AS.

It was Iberico’s goal that qualified Melgar for the semifinals

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