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Mestalla calls for Moyá and Saltor

Published: Wednesday 1 July 2009, 15.34CET
Valencia CF have bolstered their back line with the double signing of goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Moyá, 25, from RCD Mallorca for a reported €5m and right-back Bruno Saltor, 28, who arrives from UD Almería.
Mestalla calls for Moyá and Saltor
Miguel Ángel Moyá has finally become a Valencia player ©Getty Images
 
Published: Wednesday 1 July 2009, 15.34CET

Mestalla calls for Moyá and Saltor

Valencia CF have bolstered their back line with the double signing of goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Moyá, 25, from RCD Mallorca for a reported €5m and right-back Bruno Saltor, 28, who arrives from UD Almería.

Valencia CF have bolstered their back line with the double signing of goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Moyá from RCD Mallorca and full-back Bruno Saltor, who arrives from UD Almería.

Easy decision
Moyá spent the five past seasons in the Mallorca first team where he kept goal 99 times in the Liga and his transfer to the Mestalla for a reported €5m represents the realisation of an ambition for the 25-year-old. "I'm delighted and very surprised by the welcome I've received; I had no doubts about coming to a club like Valencia," he said after agreeing terms on a five-year deal with Los Ché. "There was interest in me from these parts last season but a move didn't happen although now the dream has turned into a reality," Moyá explained before adding: "From now I'm 100 per cent committed to Valencia."

Familiar face
Meanwhile, right-back Saltor stated he was eager to reacquaint himself with former coach Unai Emery after his €1.5m move to last season's sixth-placed Liga side. The 28-year-old played 70 league games under Emery at Almería and – after penning a three-year contract with Valencia – admitted his relief that a deal had finally been done. "The negotiations were quite long and complicated but luckily everything worked out in the end and I'm desperate to get started as soon as possible." Valencia will contest a UEFA Europa League play-off on 20 and 27 August.

Last updated: 01/07/09 16.33CET

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