Kluivert set to join Valencia on dry loan

Update: Kluivert’s entourage confirmed an option to make the loan permanent was isnrt

RomaPress – Less than 24 hours after his move to Fulham fell through, Justin Kluivert is on the verge of joining Valencia.

The Spanish side reached an agreement with Roma this afternoon after the two clubs initially opened talks early yesterday evening regarding the attacker.

Kluivert will join the Spaniards on a dry loan deal for the remainder of the 2022/23 season. The La Liga side will pay nearly all of Kluivert’s wages for the season, however, the attacker will sign a one-year contract extension until 2025 before departing.

Valencia’s original transfer target was Tottenham’s Bryan Gil but the two clubs couldn’t reach an agreement. As a result, Gennaro Gattuso’s side turned their attention to Kluivert once it became clear the player didn’t qualify for a work permit in the UK.

They quickly formulated and presented their proposal to the Giallorossi and Rafaela Pimenta, the attacker’s agent.

Update (18.40 CET): Kluivert’s entourage confirmed an option to make the loan permanent was inserted into the negotiation last-minute worth €15 million. However, there are no conditions within the buyout clause that would turn the option into an obligation.

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