NEWS
Thursday August 22 2019
Valencia planning without Rodrigo Moreno

Valencia are already planning for the season ahead without striker Rodrigo Moreno, who they are resigned to losing to Atletico Madrid.

A fresh report in Marca claims ‘are certain’ the move will be processed and it just a matter of time until there is official confirmation.

It is claimed that the Spanish capital club are totally confident in concluding a deal for the striker for a €60m fee, and he will add competition with Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata.

Reports have claimed that the excellent relations between Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Marin, Valencia’s president Peter Lim and super-agent Jorge Mendes has smoothed the deal.

Atleti have been strongly linked with a move for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez but now have turned their sights to the Spain international striker.

The striker had struggled a little for form last season – netting 17 goals in all competitions (45 matches) but just eight in 33 La Liga appearances.

A report earlier this month from the highly reputable Valencia-based journalist Hector Gomez claimed an unnamed English club had submitted a €60m bid for the striker, but no move came to fruition.

The 28-year-old joined Los Che in 2014 from Benfica, initially on a loan deal and has gone on to win 17 caps for Spain, scoring four times.

The Brazil-born striker began his career at Real Madrid and also had a short playing stint at Bolton Wanderers, while Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the player.

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