MADRID - Valencia have agreed to buy
relegated Almeria's Argentine forward Pablo Piatti, the Spanish
clubs said on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old, who joined Almeria from Argentina's
Estudiantes in 2008, will sign a five-year contract once he has
passed a medical, Valencia and Almeria said on their website.
"He is a young lad, with a lot of promise who nonetheless
has a great deal of experience in top-level football," Valencia
president Manuel Llorente said in a statement.
Piatti comes from the Argentine province of Cordoba, where
former Valencia players Mario Kempes, Claudio Lopez and Pablo
Aimar were also born.
Valencia finished third in La Liga behind champions
Barcelona and Real Madrid for a second consecutive season,
securing automatic qualification for the Champions League,
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