Madrid - Valencia have completed
the signing of Spanish international Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester
The La Liga club will then be obliged to complete the
signing on a permanent basis next summer.
"Valencia football club have reached a agreement
with Manchester City for the loan, with obligatory option to buy, of the
Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo," said a statement on
Negredo joined City from Sevilla last year for a reported
fee of £16 million ($27.3 million, 20.3 million euros) and played a major role
in Manuel Pellegrini's side's Premier League and League Cup success last
The 29-year-old scored 23 goals in 49 appearances in all
in England, but was hampered in the second-half of the season by injury, which
led to him being excluded from Vicente del Bosque's World Cup squad.
Negredo hasn't yet featured this season after breaking a
bone in his foot during a pre-season friendly in July and is expected to return
to action in October.
The deal seals a busy final day of the transfer window
for Los Che as they also signed Brazilian midfielder Filipe Augusto on loan
from Rio Ave.
Veteran Portuguese international Helder Postiga meanwhile
had his contract with the club rescinded to sign a one-year deal with Deportivo
la Coruna and Jonathan Viera has joined Standard Liege