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Valencia secure future Otamendi move

Published: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 22.10CET
FC Porto defender Nicolás Otamendi spoke of his delight at agreeing to join Valencia CF – one of Europe's "most attractive sides" – at the end of the season.
Valencia secure future Otamendi move
Nicolás Otamendi in UEFA Champions League action for Porto this season ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 5 February 2014, 22.10CET

Valencia secure future Otamendi move

FC Porto defender Nicolás Otamendi spoke of his delight at agreeing to join Valencia CF – one of Europe's "most attractive sides" – at the end of the season.

Valencia CF will sign Argentina central defender Nicolás Otamendi for an undisclosed fee from FC Porto at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has agreed a five-year contract at Mestalla, having won three Portuguese Liga titles and the 2011 UEFA Europa League while at Porto. Otamendi, who has 16 international caps, has registered eight goals in 77 league appearances for Porto since his 2010 move from CA Vélez Sársfield.

Speaking about his summer transfer, the Buenos Aires-native said: "After playing for such a prestigious and big club as Porto, it's an honour for me to be going to Valencia, one of the most historic and attractive sides in Spain and Europe. I am very happy to be taking this step in my career."

Both Valencia and Porto will compete in this month's UEFA Europa League round of 32, with the Spanish side meeting FC Dynamo Kyiv and the Portuguese champions facing Eintracht Frankfurt.

Last updated: 05/02/14 23.01CET

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