Goncalo Guedes future resolved as he returns to Valencia
Goncalo Guedes to Valencia has been the transfer story simmering throughout the summer, a long, drawn-out process that, for some time, looked like would never be resolved. However, having made no secret about his desire to return to the La Liga club, the move has finally been completed.
Having been left out of PSG's pre-season tour and having not even been named on the bench for the French giants this campaign, Guedes' departure was widely anticipated, but whether it would be a loan deal or a permanent deal was always uncertain.
Now it has been determined that it is a permanent deal, with the former Benfica winger signing for a fee in the region of 40 million euros. Guedes' contract also includes a huge release clause, believed to be more than 150 million euros, the highest release clause of any player at the club.
Guedes, 21, had a phenomenal season on loan at Valencia last year, playing in 33 of the club's 38 La Liga matches, finding the back of the net 5 times and getting a further 11 assists as he helped Valencia achieve an impressive fourth place finish in the league and, with it, a return to the Champions League.
His performances earned him a call-up to the World Cup with current European Champions Portugal, although he failed to find the back of the net in any of his outings. He has, however, scored a total of three senior international goals in 14 caps for Portugal, having also played at every other national youth level.