Valencia’s new No. 10: Can Oliva be like club legends Mata and Angulo?

Threading delicious through balls. Befuddling opponents with dazzling footwork.  Orchestrating the team’s attacking play. These are the skillsets of a classic No. 10 in football. Think Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona. But not in Valencia. Instead, Los Che’s current No. 10 loves sliding into tackles, harassing opponents off the ball, and offers more protection […]

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Valencia’s Got Talent! Why Is Cutrone Singing For Batzine?

It takes a special player to have a chant of his own, especially one who has recently joined. A handful of games into his career at Premier League club Wolves, Patrick Cutrone already had a song dedicated to him. His passionate yet intelligent play on the field won English fans over when he joined in July 2019.

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Transfer deadline day: Valencia strengthen paper-thin squad with triple signing

What a boost. With hours till the transfer window shut, Valencia have unveiled forward Patrick Cutrone, defensive midfielder Christian Oliva and centre-back Ferro, signed on six-month loans from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cagliari and Benfica respectively. The trio will provide some much-needed reinforcements from back to front for Javi Gracia, who has seen his squad battle multiple […]

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“Like big bros”: Two senior players helped Correia in his darkest moments

Thierry Correia was struggling. Home was more than 850km away in Amadora, a 15-minute drive from central Lisbon, Portugal. The 21-year-old had arrived from Portuguese giants Sporting CP in the summer of 2019 for a hefty 12 million euros. But instead of starting every match, he was glued to the bench.

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