Tuesday July 19 2011
Jose Angel sold to Roma

Sporting Gijon have announced that they have sold Jose Angel Valdes to Italian giants Roma.

In a note on their official website, the Liga outfit have stated that the player has said his goodbyes to his teammates before heading for a flight to Italy.

The left-back is 23-years-old and is a product of the Sporting Gijon youth academy. The player has represented Spain at Under-20 and Under-21 youth level.

Roma will be bossed by Spaniard Luis Enrique in the new campaign after he arrived from Barcelona B to replace Vincenzo Montella.

According to Opta stats, Angel provided 125 crosses in La Liga last term – more than any other player at his club.

Valdes replaces John Arne Riise at the Olimpico after the Norwegian international moved back to the Premiership with Fulham.

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