Serbian international Nemanja Maksimovic has confirmed he will join Valencia in June once his contract with Kazakh Premier League champions Astana ends.
A photograph of the 21-year-old signing a form with Jesus Garcia Pitarch, who resigned as Valencia sporting director at the weekend, was published in AS.
"Valencia is a great club and it was easy to reach an agreement,” Maksimovic is quoted as saying by Marca, despite neither club announcing any deal thus far.
"I had many offers from better clubs in Europe, but the possibility to start from zero and create a new Valencia appealed to me.
"My contract with Astana expires in six months and I don't think the club will have any problem with my transfer to Valencia. I hope that in five or six days everything will be completed."
Maskimovic, who joined Astana in February 2015 from Slovenian side Domzale, was heralded by Cesare Prandelli last month before he walked out on Valencia.
"Maksimovic is a very interesting young player with potential, but at this time we have many young players and what we want is players that are ready," told Super Deporte.