Official: Álvaro Negredo joins Real Valladolid

Veteran Spanish striker Álvaro Negredo has this afternoon seen his stellar playing career extended once more.

This comes amid confirmation that the now-38-year-old has been snapped up by Segunda División side Real Valladolid.

Negredo, for his part, has been without a club since the beginning of the month, after seeing his contract terminated by La Liga strugglers Cádiz.

Speculation had since pointed towards as much potentially bringing an end to a career spanning two decades, and including high-profile stops the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid.

As alluded to above, though, on Thursday, the former Spanish international has been afforded a fresh opportunity.

Amid the club’s ongoing struggles in front of goal in the hunt for promotion to La Liga, Real Valladolid have brought Negredo in on a short-team deal through the summer.

As per a statement across the official website and social media platforms of the Pucelanos:

‘Álvaro Negredo is a new Real Valladolid player. The striker, with an extensive career in international football, completes the Blanquivioleta squad to which he joins as a free agent until the end of this season.’

Conor Laird | GSFN

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