Paraguay striker Nelson Valdez has made it clear his future lies away from Borussia Dortmund. The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Bundesliga outfit in the past season and is looking at another season on the bench under coach Jurgen Klopp.
The former Werder Bremen forward has been linked by those who assess Bundesliga betting odds with teams in both Spain and England. Sunderland and Fulham are both reportedly keen to bring Valdez to the Premier League. In Spain, newly promoted sides Hercules and Alicante have both made the player offers. After nine years in Germany, Valdez is reportedly keen on moving to a warmer climate but isn’t keen on signing for a team who will be battling with relegation this season.
Last season was a frustrating one for Valdez with Dortmund; he only started 18 games in the league and spent the back end of season used mostly off the bench, scoring five times all season. Although never a prolific scorer, Valdez has been a regular in the first team during his time in Dortmund. Valdez was impressive at this summer’s World Cup, as Paraguay reached the last 16 stage. His performance at the tournament alerted Steve Bruce at Sunderland. With Kenwyne Jones recently being sold to Stoke, the Sunderland boss is in the market for a striker.
During his four years with Werder Bremen, Valdez was a regular name on the score sheet. He helped his side to the double in the 2003/04 season, winning the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal Cup.
With Dortmund keen to offload the Paraguayan before the transfer window closes, some team, more than likely one involved in La liga betting odds, could be in line to pick up one of the bargains of the summer.