Chelsea have finally confirmed that Mexican side, Santos Laguna, have completed the signing of Ulises Davila on a permanent transfer. The Blues official website confirmed that the player have finalised his switch to the Liga MX side. Davila joined Chelsea in 2011 but has found first team opportunities difficult to come by. He had undergone a series of loan spell in his desire for regular first team football.
Ulises joined Vitesse on loan and after that, he completed a deal that saw him move to Spanish side, Sabadell and subsequently Cordoba. He also moved to Tenerife and Vitoria before finally signing permanently for Santos Laguna. He signed a 3-year contract with Santos which has seen him return to his homeland after four unsuccessful years at Old Trafford.
The deal was completed last month and Chelsea have been criticized for taking such a long time to publicize the deal, The Mexican side revealed the move as far back as last month, but Chelsea only confirmed it yesterday. The attacking midfielder has since been training with the Santos team and is fully ready to compete with the team in the second half of the campaign.
Santos Laguna finished last at 15th place in the league last season will be delighted to have the influential attacking midfielder on their side as they hope to do better this season in the league. Santos are in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final with LA Galaxy after progressing through the group stage.
Davila received his first call up to the senior national team to play the 2011 Copa America, to replace one of the five players that were suspended for having disciplinary problems in Quito, Ecuador. However, he did not play in any of Mexico’s matches.