Rafa Benitez was reportedly only yesterday to be interested in signing 21 year old Gimnastic de Tarragona striker Jose Naranjo, but if that’s true we have missed out on the young striker.
There’s news in Spain today that Celta Vigo have signed the young forward, who scored 16 goals in 36 games last season for his Spanish second division club.
Both Newcastle and Aston Villa were said to be interested in signing the young striker, who can play through the middle or out on either wing.
Jose Naranjo – to sign for Celta Vigo
The release clause in his contract was €3M and he still had two years left on that deal, but it looks like Celta Viga have signed the youngster for what is about £2.36M.
The Spanish club are reported to be announcing today they have signed the promising youngster.
The young striker only moved to Gimnastic last year from Recreativo and signed a three year deal at the time.
With pre-season training starting a week on Tuesday we are still expecting at least one new player to be signed before then – but it will not be Jose Naranjo.