Senior Poster of the year 2007
The Valencian press says that Santi Ezquerro has already signed for Valencia for the next season as free agent.
The news say that Eduardo Macia (a Valencia director) closed the deal with the player on Feb. 27th, the weekend that Austria played in San Mamés.
It seems that Valencia had been negotiating with Ezquerro since long ago, although Ranieri stopped them for a while. After Ranieri's departure, Valencia hurried up and closed the signing, accoring to SuperDeporte and Diario Levante.
The article says that Valverde's departure has been important in Ezquerro's decision.
Manel, I've posted it here, because it seems stronger than the usual rumour, but feel free to move it.