Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Aritz Aduriz close to Atletic Bilbao

Aritz Aduriz is very close to transferring to Atletico Bilbao and has reached a personal agreement with Bilbao with now only the negotiations between Valencia CF and Atletico Bilbao remaining.

Valencia CF is set to demand about 3 million euros for Aritz Aduriz who's got only 1 more year left on his contract, while Bilbao have so far only offered 2 million offer to Valencia CF.

Atletico Bilbao is set to sell Llorente this season after the Euro 2012 and they deem Aritz Aduriz like the perfect replacement.

Valencia CF is looking for possible replacements for Aduriz and Alvaro Vazquez (20) from RCD Espanyol is the first target, while Nicol├ís Blandi (23) from Boca Juniors are close second.

Valencia CF is also on the lookout for Miroslav Klose who is with Germany on the Euro 2012 and they feel like his similar physique to Aduriz makes him the perfect replacement as well as his vast experience and they plan to get him on a 1 year deal which the Valencia CF staff sees as great mentor to Paco and a smooth transition until next year when Paco will be given a bigger role in the team.