Dominguez close to Valencia deal
Argentine said to be on the verge of three-and-a-half-year contract
Last Updated: December 11, 2009 4:34pm
Dominguez: Set for Spain
Valencia's move to sign Rubin Kazan's Alejandro Dominguez is 'almost complete', according to the forward.
The Argentine has reportedly turned down Roma and Juventus because of his determination to move to Spain and his desire to play alongside David Villa and David Silva.
It has long been expected that Dominguez would leave Rubin in the January transfer window after the 28-year-old rejected a one-season extension to his contract, which expires later in December.
Valencia appear to have taken full advantage and are said to have offered the player, who impressed in the UEFA Champions League as his club scared Barcelona and Inter Milan, a three-and-a-half-year deal.
He told superdeporte.es: "My move to Valencia is almost complete. I have pushed to complete it now because I want to play football in Spain and dream of having Villa and Silva as team-mates.
"It is true that Rubin offered to extend my contract for another season and that is a gesture that I valued greatly, they have always been great to me."
One of Dominguez's agents, Gustavo Ghezzi, told calciomercato.it: "Dominguez is very close to Valencia, who offered him a three-and-a-half-year contract.
"I fear it is too late for Roma and the other Italian club. I think there is no chance of his arrival in Italy. All that is left is to sign with Valencia."