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Roma reel in Spain prospect José Ángel

Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 12.52CET
Spain Under-21 left-back José Ángel Valdés has joined AS Roma following a €4.5m move from Real Sporting de Gijón with his old side wishing him "every success in the future".
Roma reel in Spain prospect José Ángel
José Ángel Valdés was in the Spain squad for this summer's U21 finals ©Action Images
 
Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 12.52CET

Roma reel in Spain prospect José Ángel

Spain Under-21 left-back José Ángel Valdés has joined AS Roma following a €4.5m move from Real Sporting de Gijón with his old side wishing him "every success in the future".

UEFA Europa League play-off contenders AS Roma have signed Spanish Under-21 international left-back José Ángel Valdés from Real Sporting de Gijón for a fee believed to be in the region of €4.5m.

The 21-year-old has agreed a five-year contract with the Serie A side, having featured in the Spain squad that prevailed at this summer's UEFA European U21 Championship, though he did not play a game in the final tournament in Denmark. He will meet up with his new team-mates at their Riscone di Brunico training base today.

A statement from Sporting Gijón said that the Liga outfit wished the player "who developed his career from the youngest age at the club, every success in the future". Roma finished sixth in Serie A last season.

Last updated: 20/07/11 13.44CET

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