Despite his prominence in Valencia's Champions League runs of 2000 and 2001, Kily Gonzalez fell out of favour with the Spanish side after Hector Cuper left for Inter Milan.
Gonzalez caught the eye across the continent thanks to his array of short and long passing with which he is capable of unlocking the finest defences in Europe.
He also has plenty of upper-body strength, ensuring he is not easily knocked off the ball.
However, new Valenica coach Rafa Benitez has been unable to find a place for him in his team on a regular basis.
That may work to Argentina's favour though, allowing one of their most talented players to come into the World Cup fresh.