Valencia snap up Piatti

Argentina winger Pablo Piatti has signed for Valencia from Almeria on a five-year deal, subject to a medical.Piatti, 22, joined the club on an undisclosed fee and was reportedly interesting the likes of Portuguese giants Benfica and Serie A outfit Udinese.

But Unai Emery secured the signature of the talented youngster, who spent three years at Almeria and made over 100 appearances.

Almeria’s relegation this season helped pave the way for the transfer, with Piatti keen to test himself at the highest level in Spain again.

Before his spell with Almeria, he was at Argentine club Estudiantes for three seasons.

Estudiantes are reportedly set to receive 25 percent of the transfer fee paid by Valencia due to a sell-on clause.

A statement released on Almeria’s official website thanked Piatti for his efforts and wished the player luck for the remainder of his career.

The statement also revealed that a friendly against Valencia in August was part of the move.

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