Del Rio signs pre-contract with Cordoba

18-year old Julian Del Rio has signed a pre-contract with Spanish side Cordoba CF as FG understands a deal will be complete after the Gibraltar U19 international has undergone surgery for an existing injury.

After breaking onto the senior scene in April of 2019 with a goal in Lincoln’s 2-0 win over Gibraltar United, Julian has proved to be one of Gibraltar’s brightest young talents.

While slowly being given more minutes on the pitch as the seasons went on, Julian made 18 appearances last season and scored 7 goals. Most notably, the 18-year old scored a hat-trick in Gibraltar U19’s friendly win over Hong Kong.

Julian suffered a metatarsal injury which has kept him out for two months. FG received confirmation that a deal with Cordoba will be completed fully once the player undergoes surgery and begins rehabilitation.

He will be joined by former team-mate Jaylan Hankins who completed a move to Cordoba a few days ago but won’t be playing together as the goalkeeper was loaned to Extremadura UD.