Sunday, June 14, 2015

Official: Valencia CF sign Rodrigo Caio

Valencia CF have signed Brazilian defensive midfielder Rodrigo Caio for 12 million euros from Sao Paulo. His natural position is defensive midfielder, but he has also been playing as a central defender for a significant amount of time and is really proficient at both positions.

This news comes out of nowhere and Valencia CF have been linked with several players for the central defender and defensive midfield position, but this is really a surprise signing.

Rodrigo Caio is a Sao Paulo youth product and he's played his whole career for them, he hasn't featured much overall though and he was injured for over 5 months, from August 2014 to March 2015, so I don't know on what basis he was judged on.

Who knows with these signings, the reported fee is over 12 million euros, very steep price for a complete unknown and a player who hasn't played that many matches. Do we have any South  American VCF supporters reading this blog to enlighten me on his qualities?