Djukic wants another striker, but…

Miroslav Djukic is reportedly keen that Valencia sign an experienced striker this summer to replace Nelson Valdez, but it looks unlikely.

Abu Dhabi outfit Al Jazira this morning confirmed that they had signed Paraguayan striker Valdez from Los Che on a two-year deal.

In reaction, Superdeporte believe that Valencia’s Coach Djukic is hopeful that the club dip into the market to find an equally experienced forward to bring in.

The Serbian is believed unwilling to place a demand on the club, aware of the financial situation, and is seen as having faith in Paco Alcacer to compete with Jonas and Roberto Soldado.

However, he is also apparently nervous of the effect an injury to one of the trio could have on resources.

President Amadeo Salvo has indicated that the squad will be running into the new campaign with just the three forwards.

“We will continue with three strikers in the squad and will then look to people already in the youth team,” Salvo told reporters this week.

“Now we can very easily bring in another player at zero cost, with a higher profile, but we cannot have an ambiguous dialogue.

“I have to explain to fans, we have another forward and he is Paco Alcacer. Hopefully he will be a great striker for us and for many years will be with Valencia.

“Other homegrown players have had to go, are still very young and their departures are being regretted now.

“And we let them go because we shut the door and did not give them the opportunities. We must concentrate and be patient.”

Tags Alcacer Djukic Salvo Valdez