Senegal will make their mark against the International European Club, which has been given the role of starter against the Italians.
Valerie will face Atlanta on Tuesday night to make his debut in the Champions League.
After passing his medical test under the supervision of 24-year-old Asima, he joined the Estadio de la Ceramica Giants from Reims on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee, which will keep him in the Spanish Elite Division until 2026.
In the 4-3-3 formation, Diya will lead the yellow submarine attack with Jeremy Peno and Gerard Moreno, while counting on the support of midfielders Etienne Capo, Dani Pirjo and Manu Trigueros
He has yet to score a goal for La Liga since joining Stade Augusta Dillon, however, manager Uni Emery will be banking on him to work against Serie A giants.
Elsewhere, Algeria’s international Christian market and Arnaut Danjuma, a former Nigerian from the Netherlands, will feel the process as an alternative.
Nigeria’s Samuel Choquez is still out due to injury and, as expected, has not been included in the squad to test Atlanta for size.
He has been sidelined since suffering an injury during Villarreal’s Europa League semi-final clash against Arlene, which ended 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium on May 6.
The Super Eagle underwent successful surgery on May 31 at Barcelona’s Queensland Hospital, yet he is far from back in action despite resuming training with the club.
The former Arsenal boss said: “He is going a little slower than we wanted and we still want to be careful with him. Club website.
Emery also revealed his club’s desire to compete with the Giants Stadium giants.
“This is the first time we’re going to face Atlanta,” he added.
“They are a team like Villarreal, with the recent history of the Champions League and the development since the arrival of Gasparini, which has put them in the top four of Italy and placed them in the Champions League.
“We are excited to face them and to launch our Champions League campaign at the Stadio de la Ceramica. We want to meet the challenge of facing a great Atlanta side and show what we are capable of.
For Guyana Peru Gasparini’s Black and Blues, they lost 2-1 to Fiorentina on Saturday.