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Lazio loan Valencia striker Postiga

Published: Thursday 30 January 2014, 20.40CET
SS Lazio have taken Portugal striker Hélder Postiga on loan from UEFA Europa League rivals Valencia CF for the rest of the season with the option of a permanent move.
Lazio loan Valencia striker Postiga
Hélder Postiga has joined Lazio on loan from Valencia ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Thursday 30 January 2014, 20.40CET

Lazio loan Valencia striker Postiga

SS Lazio have taken Portugal striker Hélder Postiga on loan from UEFA Europa League rivals Valencia CF for the rest of the season with the option of a permanent move.

SS Lazio have reached an agreement with UEFA Europa League rivals Valencia CF for the signature of Hélder Postiga on loan until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old forward – who boasts an extensive CV at club and international levels – arrived in Rome on Thursday morning, putting pen to paper on a deal that could be made permanent in the summer. Postiga only signed a two-year contract at the Mestalla in August, but has been restricted to just 15 Liga appearances, registering three times.

A former FC Porto youth product, Postiga went on to score 36 goals in 114 Portuguese top-flight games over three spells with the Dragons, winning three Liga championships and a UEFA Cup among other trophies. The Portuguese international has also had stints at Tottenham Hotspur FC, AS Saint-Étienne, Panathinaikos FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Real Zaragoza.

Edoardo Reja's side – currently tenth in Serie A – host PFC Ludogorets Razgrad in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 opener on 20 February, with the second leg a week later.

Last updated: 31/01/14 0.03CET

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