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Villarreal sign Walter Pandiani and his sons

[Wednesday, August 29, 2012 ]

Segunda División outfit Villarreal have decided to purchase a family package and, as if it was some kind of three-in-one deal, signed the whole Pandiani family for the club's various levels.

New Villarreal player Walter Pandiani poses with club president Fernando Roig
New Villarreal player Walter Pandiani poses with club president Fernando Roig

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The father, Walter, 36, will play with the first team for a season, to try and get the team back into the Primera División.

His eldest son, Nicolás, 18, will sign for Villarreal C and will be involved in the squad that plays in Spain's Tercera División.

Finally, the youngest, Axel, 12, will also be involved in the club's youth teams.

An investment for the present and the future that could, if it pays off, mean that the name Pandiani will be heard around El Madrigal for a very long time to come.

"It's nice to play alongside your son, who interestingly is half my age," said Walter.

"He is happy with the challenge of playing for this great club."

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