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Transfer Rater: Coquelin to Valencia

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 By Sid Lowe

After flopping at Atletico Madrid, future's bright for Vietto at Valencia

Vietto's hat-trick in his second game for Valencia speaks to his abundant talent.

Valencia manager Marcelino Garcia Toral turned to the bench at Mestalla, where his subs and his staff were sitting happily, and a grin shot across his face. "You see what a capricious son of a b---- football is?" he said.

To his left, Ezequiel Garay looked a little bemused, which they all were. But while the rest were bemused by what they had just seen, Garay was momentarily bemused by what he had just heard. "Why?" he asked.

Why?! Marcelino pointed towards the pitch, where Luciano Vietto had...

 By Ian Holyman

Francis Coquelin: I left Arsenal for Valencia to play more games

Arsene Wenger confirms Francis Coquelin will move to Valencia and also reveals how he plans to replace the midfielder.

Francis Coquelin has told L'Equipe it was "difficult" to decide to leave Arsenal, but insisted his move to Valencia is a necessary step to boost his career.

Coquelin, 26, ended nine years at Arsenal by signing a four-and-a-half year contract with the Spanish club this week.

A regular in the Arsenal first-team squad but not in the starting line-up, the French midfielder, who spent loan spells at Lorient, Freiburg and Charlton Athletic during his time in north London, admitted he could no longer settle...

Francis Coquelin leaves Arsenal to sign for La Liga club Valencia

Arsene Wenger confirms Francis Coquelin will move to Valencia and also reveals how he plans to replace the midfielder.

Valencia have completed the signing of French midfielder Francis Coquelin from Arsenal.

The La Liga club confirmed the move for the 26-year-old on their official website, with a fee in the region of £12m thought to have been agreed.

Coquelin arrived at Valencia in the early hours of Thursday on a private plane and underwent a medical in the morning before putting pen to paper on a contract that is to run until June 2022.

A statement read: "Valencia CF have agreed a deal this Thursday with Arsenal...

Arsene Wenger confirms Francis Coquelin's move to Valencia

A couple of controversial decisions dominated the storylines in the first-leg, semifinal draw between Chelsea and Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger confirms Francis Coquelin will move to Valencia and also reveals how he plans to replace the midfielder.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will join Valencia in a permanent deal.

Sources had told ESPN FC earlier on Wednesday that the two clubs were close to an agreement on Coquelin, and Wenger confirmed the transfer after the 0-0 draw at Chelsea in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinals.

"Yes. He goes to Valencia, he didn't get enough games," Wenger said. "I let him go."

The Arsenal boss indicated, however, that he has no immediate plans to replace Coquelin with...

Manchester United's Andreas Pereira wants to stay on loan at Valencia

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ESPN FC's Steve Nicol goes player-by-player to determine who should remain and who should depart Manchester United's back line.

Andreas Pereira says he wants to stay at Valencia for the remainder of the season rather than head back to Manchester United.

The midfielder joined the Spanish side in a season-long loan deal in August and there has been speculation Jose Mourinho could look to recall the 22-year-old this month. But after helping Valencia reach the Copa dey Rey quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over Las Palmas on Tuesday, Pereira insists he wants to stay. 

"I'm here and I want to stay," he told Superdeporte....