Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Brighton Land Major Transfer Coup

Brighton are poised to pull off a major coup on transfer deadline day with the "impact" signing of former Valencia and Spanish international star Vicente Rodrigues.The 30-year-old left winger is on the brink of teaming up with the table-topping Seagulls on a free transfer, subject to passing a medical.Albion expect to complete the deal today, although it does not have to be done before tonight's 11pm transfer window deadline since Vicente is a free agent.Vicente has been looking for a new club since Valencia released him at the end of last season after 11 years service.He won two La Liga titles with them under Rafael Benitez and the Copa del Rey and has been capped 38 times by Spain.Albion already have lots of competition in wide areas, provided by Craig Noone, Kazenga LuaLua and Will Buckley, but the chance to add Vicente to their Championship challenge was regarded as too good to miss.Although hit by recent injury problems, the former Levante wide man was twice targeted by Real Madrid earlier in his career.They made a bid of 36 million euros for Vicente, who was also linked in the summer with a move to Premier League Blackburn Rovers.

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