Official announcement

Agreement over the transfer of Diego Rico


La Real Sociedad and AFC Bournemouth have reached an agreement over the transfer of Diego Rico. La Real, in turn, have reached an agreement with the defender until the end of the 22/23 season.  

Support for the left flank

Diego Rico was born in Burgos on February 23rd, 1993. Rico graduated from his local team youth system. Later, he joined Real Zaragoza and was assigned to the Juvenil squad. In the 2013-14 season, Rico was promoted to the first team, which at the time played in Second Division. He played a total of 109 games for Zaragoza before joining CD Leganés, where he made his debut in First Division and played 58 games. Two years later, Rico was transferred to AFC Bournemouth, making 83 appearances for the Premier League side. The left-footed player is noted as being an excellent interceptor of the ball, and a generally strong defensive fullback. Aerial play specialist, the player from Burgos joins the txuri urdin team to strengthen the left flank. Ongi etorri, welcome Diego!

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