There will have been sighs of relief from La Liga's biggest stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, when it was confirmed this weekend that penalty-saving superstar Diego Alves was leaving Valencia and returning home to Brazil to join Flamengo.
The goalkeeper's penalty record during his decade in Spain (four years at Almeria and six seasons at Valencia) was spectacular. He has saved almost half the penalties he has faced in his career, denying high-profile spot kick...
Valencia have sold goalkeeper Diego Alves to Brazilian club Flamengo amid another busy summer of transfer activity at Mestalla.
Penalty-saving specialist Alves has regularly been linked with a move through recent transfer windows as the club's hierarchy looked to get one of its highest earners off the wage-bill amid financial issues that have yet to be resolved under the ownership of Singapore businessman Peter Lim.
The Brazil international, 32, had reportedly been a target for La Liga club Deportivo...
Brazilian goalkeeper Neto has vowed to give his all to his new club Valencia and help the La Liga outfit return to its former glory.
Valencia are eager to bounce back from 12th-place finishes the past two seasons and have strengthened their backline with the signing of Neto from Juventus for an undisclosed fee.
Neto put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Los Che, with an €80 million buyout clause set in the deal.
"I've come to spread positive vibes to this team," the 27-year-old told...
Valencia coach Marcelino is hopeful his club will soon sign Juventus goalkeeper Neto.
Local newspaper Levante reports that the La Liga side is on the verge of acquiring the Brazilian player, who is tied to the Serie A champions until June 2019.
According to the publication, the 27-year-old Neto will arrive at the Mestalla stadium in a €7.5 million transfer.
Asked about Neto's possible arrival, Marcelino told local station CV radio: "We are battling to get him because he is our first choice.