Wish fulfilled. After several months full of paperwork and bureaucracy, Diego buonanotte he received the news he had been waiting for a long time: the footballer is officially Chilean. After completing the National Championship, in which he also became champion with the Catholic University, the player attended the Palacio de La Moneda to receive his nationalization letter. The ex River plate was present at the headquarters of the president of Chile for a formal ceremony, which was also attended by Matías Zaldivia, an Argentine defender who wears the colors of Colo Colo and who obtained the papers in the same way as the flyer.
It should be noted that the midfielder has been in Chile for five years now, when he arrived at UC from AEK Athens. The player appears to have found his place in the world, not only because he did well at the club, but also because he established himself as he begins the final years of his football career.
Given this, Buonanotte was invited with his family to La Moneda, where he attended in his best clothes and had to stand up during the national anthem that started the ceremony. Then, he posed before the cameras with the letter that officially makes him a Chilean citizen, like Zaldivia, another of the Argentines who has been in the Mapocho tournament since 2016 with Colo Colo.
At 33 years of age, Diego was champion eight times with the ‘Cruzados’ (four local championships and four Chilean Super Cups). He started the procedures for nationalization some time ago, something that was concluded this Monday, December 6.
For a few months, when he learned that the process was underway and that it was only a matter of time before he was another Chilean, the flyer declared that he expected the process to come out “for taking decisions”. In addition, he revealed that having the papers means “Have a plus”. It is necessary to mention that many fans speculated that he was going to leave the Catholic, but apparently he will not.
Now with the nationalization letter, this will open the doors to him within the country, so it will be an advantage to stay in the ‘Crusaders’ since he will not occupy a foreign place. A similar case will occur with Zaldivia in Colo Colo.
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