Morientes passes medical for Valencia switch

July 5, 2006

Fernando Morientes completed his move from Liverpool to Valencia by passing his medical today.

Morientes had already agreed a three-year deal with Los Che, after the Merseysiders accepted a bid of around £3million for a player who struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premiership.

The 30-year-old, who spent 18 months at Liverpool after signing from Real Madrid, is delighted to be back in the Primera Liga.

He told his new club's official website: 'I am happy to start a new chapter in my career with this club and in this city.

'I've been very lucky at every club I have played for, and my hope is to achieve a title here for the club and for the fans.'

Morientes, who missed out on a place in Spain's World Cup squad after a disappointing season with Liverpool, said: 'I never set a target.

'Because of injuries and form, it is not something I have in my head. The goals will arrive.'