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Porto defender Nicolas Otamendi to join Valencia on loan

by Tom Conn | Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014

Porto defender, Nicolas Otamendi will reportedly join Valencia on a six-month loan through the end of the season.


According to Gonçalo Lopes from Portuguese daily, Diario de Noticias, the 25-year-old Argentine international will not be making a rumoured £12 million move to Manchester United and will join his compatriot, manager Juan Antonio Pizzi at Mestalla for the second half of the season.

It is unclear at this point if the loan will have a purchase option for a permanent transfer this summer.

Like many players going out on loan this January, Otamendi’s move is with the 2014 World Cup in mind and getting the most out of the next several months, but the loan move is surprising considering the amount of teams that were rumoured to be interested in acquiring the player’s services.

More details will follow as they become available.

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