Valencia CF have signed Uruguayan international midfielder Ignacio 'Nacho' González from Danubio FC and immediately loaned the player to Newcastle United FC.
The Spanish club confirmed on their website that González, who has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Mestalla, will spend the 2008/09 campaign with Newcastle in England's Premier League. González, capped 15 times by Uruguay, made five appearances on loan at AS Monaco FC in France last season. Previously, the 26-year-old had scored 44 goals in 144 league games for Montevideo outfit Danubio.
In a second piece of business involving a Spanish Liga team, Newcastle have landed striker Xisco in a reported €7m transfer from RC Deportivo La Coruña. The 22-year-old, who found the net nine times in 25 top-flight matches last term having played on loan at UD Vecindario the season before, has accepted a five-year contract with Kevin Keegan's charges.
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