Alvaro Negredo set for La Liga return?

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Manchester City have an abundance of attacking talent and one of those is injured Spaniard Alvaro Negredo. The Daily Mirror report that Valencia could be set to offer the striker a La Liga return before the window closes.

Alvaro Negredo joined Manchester City from Sevilla last summer for around £16.5m and during his 32 Premier League appearances netted 9 times as the Citizens secured the title. Now, fourth choice with competition from Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetić and Edin Dzeko, it seems Valencia could offer him a route back to his goalscoring ways.

Negredo, 29 years old, was impressive in Spain and scored 70 La Liga goals in 139 appearances for Sevilla, securing him the the Zarra Trophy in 2010/11 and 2012/13. He also has 21 caps for his country with 10 goals but has been unfortunate to be behind top class strikers such as David Villa, Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente in his chance to lead the line for Spain.

Manchester City were hit with Financial Fair Play restrictions for overspending heavily and this means they have to reduce their foreign quotas of players, Alvaro Negredo thought to be one of their sellable assets. Any transfer would have to happen without a medical as the striker is still recovering from a broken foot, something that will keep him out until mid-September.

By Gareth Thomas | August 20th, 2014