Valencia striker Corradi close to Man City switch

July 18, 2006

Former Italy striker Bernardo Corradi will be unveiled as a Manchester City player later today, according to the player's agent.

City have agreed terms with Valencia over a transfer fee thought to be in the region of £1million for the 30-year-old.

'We are currently in Manchester negotiating Corradi's contract with City,' Moreno Roggi said.

'Everything has been agreed between the clubs and I think in a couple of hours' time, the player will have signed his contract.

'Corradi is very happy.'

Corradi spent last season on loan at Parma after a disappointing spell in Spain.

Parma had hoped to exercise an option to keep the striker for a further season but Valencia chose to receive the money generated by a permanent transfer.

Corradi made 35 Serie A appearances for Parma, hitting 10 goals to help the club finish in a respectable 11th position.