Friday, May 25, 2012

Official: Valencia CF sign Joao Pereira

Valencia CF has reached an agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of right back Joao Pereira, who becomes new Valencia player for the next three seasons plus an option for a fourth season.

The transfer fee is 3.5 million euros and is basically a steal from Sporting. Joao Pereira said he was "very happy to come to a big club like Valencia and a league as competitive and demanding as the Spanish." For its part, the sporting director of Valencia CF, Braulio Vazquez, said he was "very satisfied with the recruitment of a player who is fixed in its selection, which has completed a great season and reaching the club with great ambition and its full football "

Joao Pereira wasn't the first choice for Valencia CF as the club tried to sign Van Der Wiel for two months, but failed to reach an agreement over the transfer fee with Ajax, they also looked at Mathieu Debuchy, but Lille wasn't willing to sell before the Euro 2012 and Valencia CF went with the third and cheapest option of Joao Pereira.