Valencia Sign Pepelu From Rivals Levante Despite 10-Year Deal

Valencia signed midfielder Pepelu for five million euros ($5.5 million) on Saturday, a year after the Spaniard signed a 10-year-deal with Levante.

The 24-year-old, who came through Levante’s youth system, stayed with them after they were relegated in 2022, penning a deal until 2032 last June and posing with a shirt featuring the infinity symbol.

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However next season Pepelu will play for city rivals Valencia, after Ruben Baraja’s side confirmed their top flight status on the final day of the season following a lengthy relegation battle.

Pepelu could not help Levante return to La Liga as they lost to Alaves in the second division play-off final in June.

“(Pepelu) will wear Valencia’s shirt for the next five seasons,” said the purchasing club in a statement, confirming he has a 100 million euro release clause in his contract.


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