Jonathan Viera was signed first of the new arrivals for a fee of 2.5 million euros. He joins from UD Las Palmas and is one of the biggest talents in Spain right now, many considering him to be the next Silva. He has a direct style of play and while not as technically skilled as Silva, he has flair and more strength and brute force.
He did amazing in the preseason matches and showed why he is held at such high esteem and why people consider him such talent. His passing has been inventive and accurate, his movement superb and as I said he has flair and strength. Great signing for Valencia CF and a talent for the future and likely for the very near future.
This means he comes for free and after his best season as a player. He scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists for Deportivo last season and was their main player. He is a great dribbler with amazing speed and acceleration and has also been representing Mexico since 2005 as well. His last season shows that he can also bring in more than just speed and dribbling as he can rack up assists and score goals. He featured heavily in the golden cup win in 2011.
He did great in the Euro 2012 and cemented his position as a great and secure right back and so far is preseason has showed that he is going to be a key player for Valencia CF and a reliable defender.
Fernando Gago comes as a defensive midfielder at Valencia CF, but I regard him as a central midfielder with very good defensive skills, he is actually very good on the ball, has great passing range and vision and is a natural playmaker. Either way for the price he comes he is a steal and is a good business for Valencia CF.
Nelson Valdez is not a natural goalscorer as evident from his spell at Rubin Kazan with only 3 goals scored, but in previous clubs as well he hasn't been a big goalscorer. While he lacks scoring abilities though, he is a wide, strong player that can force situations and gets additional defenders on him, possibly opening up space for other players to exploit. He is a cheap option of course, he is not likely to be used too much, but with the need to buy a quality left back he is a decent cheap option.