Real Madrid loan midfielder Canales to Valencia
Real Madrid has loaned talented midfielder Sergio Canales to
Spanish rival Valencia for the upcoming season.
Canales, who is playing for Spain at the Under-20 World Cup, was
limited to 15 appearances under coach Jose Mourinho after joining
from Racing Santander before the start of last season in a ?5
million ($7.2 million) deal.
Both clubs say on their respective websites the agreement
includes a buy-out option. Other financial terms were not
Canales says Valencia is where he ”wants to play – it’s a very
important step that allows me to keep competing with football’s
The move ensures the 20-year-old plays Champions League football
as Valencia qualified for the group stages thanks to its
third-place finish last season.