Che net Brazilian ace
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Primera outfit, though Santos will retain 50 percent of his ownership.
Oliveira admitted he was looking forward to the 'challenge' of playing in Spain, and said he had no qualms about accepting the club's number nine shirt which seemed to have brought bad luck to previous incumbents.
Valencia have long been looking for a prolific goal-getter and will hope the talented South American can provide the solution to their problem position.
"It's a challenge to play at Valencia and I want to respond to the confidence shown in me with goals," said the former Portuguesa player.
"I'm prepared for the pressure that comes with the number nine shirt."
The starlet was top scorer in last season's Brazilian championship, and also top marksman in this year's Copa Libertadores which Santos lost in the final to Argentine outfit Boca Juniors.
Oliveira becomes the club's second South American signing in two days, following Uruguayan striker Nestor Cannobio who arrived at the Mestalla from Penarol on Wednesday.
(Photo courtesy of official Valencia CF website)