Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia agrees to join Al Wahda

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One year after a move to Fujairah foundered, again is looking to return to the , this time with .

The Chile international midfielder, a sensation in two seasons with Al Ain, from 2008 to 2010, is still revered as one of the most creative footballers to play in the domestic league.

“In general, both parties have agreed on a deal but the formalities will have to be completed,” said Aref Al Awani, former chairman of the club and now the general secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

“So the deal is on,” Al Awani said. “Valdivia is sure to make a very big impact at Wahda.

“The club were looking for a playmaker, which Damian Diaz handled last season. In order to replace him, we had to bring in someone who was better and Valdivia fits that bill to perfection.”

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