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Valencia snap up Juventus goalkeeper Neto

SoccerNews in La Liga 7 Jul 2017

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Valencia have sealed the signing of goalkeeper Neto from Serie A champions Juventus for a reported initial fee of €7million.

The Brazilian signed a four-year deal with a buyout clause of €80m on Friday, joining his compatriot and fellow shot stopper Diego Alves at Valencia.

Neto acted as reserve goalkeeper to Gianluigi Buffon during his two seasons at Juventus, but he was in goal as Massimiliano Allegri’s side beat Lazio 2-0 to lift the Coppa Italia in May.

The 27-year-old started just 10 Serie A matches in spell at Juve, who he joined from Fiorentina.

He leaves with a pair of league titles, two Coppa Italias and a Champions League runners-up medal after Juve lost to Real Madrid in Cardiff last month.

Neto’s move comes after Valencia allowed goalkeeper Mat Ryan to join Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion, while Alves has also been linked with a move away.

The goalkeeper’s representatives denied the 32-year-old is close to a switch to Serie A side Roma, but Alves has said he would be interested in returning to his homeland to join Flamengo.

 

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