Valencia has announced that it has reached an agreement with Rubin Kazan over the transfer of striker Nelson Haedo Valdez.
The Paraguayan left La Liga a year ago, but after an ineffective season in the Russian Premier League he has made a swift return to Spain.
Sporting director Braulio Vazquez was delighted to have struck a deal for the 28-year-old, who had previously represented Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen.
"It has been expensive for us to seal this deal because Nelson is a very popular player at Rubin," he told the club's official website.
"For us he's a very important player and will complement the strikers that we already have. Nelson has strength, will and speed, and will also bring goals.
"We have great confidence in him."