Alvaro Negredo’s future may lie away from the Etihad, but the Spaniard appears to be getting back to his best if a new video from Valencia is to be believed.
Once a favourite among Manchester City fans after starting life with a bang in the Premier League, the Beast of the Vallecas may have ended his time in the north with something of a whimper but he appears to be on his way back to top form.
A return of nine Premier League goals in the first half of last season saw the Spaniard keep Edin Dzeko out of the City starting line-up, though as the campaign progressed the Bosnian soon came to the fore while Negredo seemingly faded away.
Loaned out to La Liga side Valencia just before the close of the summer transfer window, a lack of playing time and concerns over Champions League appearances saw the striker head home.
The deal is likely to have brought an end to Negredo’s short stay in England with Los Che’s deal with City containing a clause allowing the Spanish club to sign the player outright come the end of the campaign.
But the season so far has proven far from ideal for the one-time Spain international, who has managed just nine appearances and has scored just one goal so far.
Sidelined with a metatarsal fracture that kept him out for almost three months, the forward is beginning to get back to full match-sharpness if a new video released by Valencia is to be believed.
It features the striker scoring an “impossible goal” direct from a corner in a training match ahead of Valencia's clash with Real Madrid.
Los Che went on to defeat Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. the following day in a result that saw them move to within five points of the leaders.
Outsiders for a first title in some 14 years, should Negredo regain his scoring boots, then things like this wonder strike could soon feature regularly in La Liga.