Valencia have informed Luciano Vietto that they will not be exercising their purchase option to make the Argentinean forward’s loan arrangement permanent.
Vietto, 24, joined the Mestalla outfit on loan from Atlético in January and scored five times for Los Che, including a hat-trick against Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey. Valencia had until June 15 to make sign Vietto on a permanent deal for a fee of 15 million euros but Marcelino has decided against the option.
Vietto could form part of Rodrigo deal
Vietto will therefore be back on Atético’s books as of that date and Diego Simeone will have to decide whether to make the player available for a permanent transfer or seek another loan move. If the Atlético boss chooses that option, Valencia are interested in taking the forward for another season and he could become a makeweight in any deal Simeone proposes to bring Spain striker Rodrigo Moreno to the Metropolitano over the summer.