Our new manager , Miroslav Dukic wants to reunite with his Countryman at Valencia. Antonio Rukavina played under Dukic last season at Real valladolid so Dukic knows him very well. The Serbian international who plays as a right back last season played 36 games for Valladolid scoring 1 goal. The 29 year old is currently valued at around £3M.
Last season Valencia leaked lots of goals which cost them Champions league spot ultimately. Infact Valencia defense conceded altogether 54 goals in La Liga only. Valencia were very poor on the road(away from home). So coach wants to strengthen defense straight away. The coach himself being a defender sees need for reinforcement in this department .
We have good right back in Portuguese Joao Pereira. Antonio barragan is our back up right back. But coach wants to create a healthy competition in the squad inorder to get best out of his players.
Rukavina is a good crosser of the ball. He is also good at holding onto the ball and blocking it. However, his weaknesses are areal duels and tackling.
If Dukic really wants to sign player from his former club, I hope it is Patrick Ebert. I like the German winger very much. He is very strong in set pieces. He is good crosser of the ball too. He likes to cut inside and shoot. He is deadly in the counter attacks. If Dukic could convince 26 year old German to sign for Valencia, it would be a real coup. He is currently valued at around £3.5 M.