Spanish striker Fernando Morientes has left Liverpool and joined La Liga side Valencia. The player had arrived at Anfield with a massive reputation a season-and-a-half ago, but after having spent months out of action before joining he just didn’t seem able to show the form he was renowned for.
He was expected to improve in his first full season at the club but with some more enforced absences not helping matters he still could not settle. In the end he leaves the club after scoring just 12 times in 61 appearances.
A further disappointment followed when he was omitted from the Spanish squad for the World Cup this summer.
There’s no doubt Nando put in a lot of effort in the games he appeared in, but for whatever reason his efforts just weren’t enough. All the best Nando, we hope it all works out for you back home in Spain.
* Update: The fee is believed to be €5million, around £3.5million and Nando will pick up wages of around £24,000 per week.