Valencia agree to terms with Rayo’s Javi Fuego
Valencia have reportedly come to personal terms with Rayo Vallecano star defensive midfielder, Javi Fuego, whose contract is set to expire this summer.
- By Tom Conn Follow @TomConnISF
According to Valencia-based sports daily, Superdeporte, Fuego, who is allowed to negotiate with other clubs six months prior to his current contract’s expiration date, has agreed to join Valencia this summer on a free transfer, ending a three-year stint in Vallecas.
The 29-year-old has been a stalwart in Rayo’s midfield for several years, and despite the club’s recent success, the defender has opted to sign a three-year contract with Los Che.
This will come as a serious blow to Rayo Vallecano, as they will receive no compensation in transfer fees, and seeing as how they already have one of the smallest budgets in the Primera Division, a replacement, with the level of skill as Fuego, a nearly impossible task.
Fuego joined Rayo from Recreativo ahead of the 2010-2011, where the team gained promotion in his first season with the club.