Che to seal Joaquin capture
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Reports in Spain claim that Valencia have finally concluded a deal for Joaquin.
Reports in Spain claim that Valencia have finally concluded a deal for Real Betis winger Joaquin.
The Spain international has been outspoken in his desire to leave Betis this summer having spent his entire career with Los Verdiblancos after coming through the youth ranks.
Previously a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, the 25-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Lyon and Internazionale this summer, but it would seem Valencia have now won the race for his signature.
The player himself made it clear he favoured a switch to the Mestalla and he appears to have got his wish.
The Che have agreed to pay é¼24 million (£16 million) for his services and will not be including Uruguayan Mario Regueiro as part of the deal.
The transfer will bring an end to Valencia's search for a right winger with the club having pursued Benfica's Simao Sabrosa for most of the summer.
Joaquin is reported to have said his goodbyes to his Betis team-mates on Thursday morning and Valencia plan to officially present him on Friday.