Valencia seal signing of former Barcelona target Rodrigo Caio

first_img Upd. at 21:33 Valencia have completed the signing of Rodrigo Caio from Sao Paulo for around 16.5 million euros.  The initial fee is reported to be in the region of 12.5m euros, with the other four million euros coming in potential add ons.  CEST Sport EN 13/06/2015center_img After completing the permanent signing of Benfica’s Andre Gomes earlier in the week, Los Che moved quickly to tie up Caio, a 21-year-old who is represented by Jorge Mendes.  Caio can play as a central defender or as a holding midfielder and was watched by Barcelona last summer. Barça’s then technical secretary Albert Valentin spent time in Brazil running the rule over Caio, but nothing ever came from his trip to South America.  Instead, the Catalan side banked on experience, moving for Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen instead.last_img

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