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U.S. midfielder signs with Spanish club

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: October 30, 2020

Midfielder Jack Imperato's decision to move to Spain back in 2018 has paid off in his first professional contract.

The California native announced on his Twitter account that he had signed a three-year contract with La Liga side Villarreal on Friday.

Imperato played at De Anza Force in Northern California before joining Villarreal, as he was able to move as a 16-year-old thanks to an Italian passport acquired through family heritage. He spent part of the 2019-20 season on loan at CD Roda, another team based in Villarreal. Born in 2002, he is likely to play this year with Villarreal's Under-19 (Juvenil A) squad in the Division de Honor.

He's been called into U.S. youth national team camps in previous years, including last year's Nike Friendlies in Florida.

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