Granada sign Valencia pair Rober Ibáñez and Salva Ruiz

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Rober Ibáñez returns after a successful loan last season with Granada, plus is joined by talented young Valencia colleague Salva Ruiz.

The complete overhaul of the Granada squad with manager Jose Ramon Sandoval at the helm, continues to gather pace, following the official announcement of two more key signings, who arrive from fellow La Liga club Valencia.

22-year-old winger Rober Ibáñez is no stranger to Nuevo Los Carmenes, following his hugely successful loan spell at Granada, during the second half of the 2014-15 season.

An instant hit with the fans following his January transfer window arrival, Ibáñez produced exciting and consistent displays with Granada, scoring 5 goals in 17 games and playing a pivotal role, as they narrowly avoided relegation from the Spanish top-flight.

Ibáñez now returns for a second loan spell for the entirety of the 2015-16 campaign in La liga. Although Granada don't have an option to make his move permanent as part of the deal, they're undoubtedly happy to have him back for another season, which was always regarded as a priority negotiation.

Amidst the seemingly endless supply of wonderfully talented left-backs Valencia seem to produce through their youth system, following in the footsteps of players like Juan Bernat, who moved on to Bayern Munich, and Jose Luis Gaya, who has quickly become a key first-team player for Los Che, comes 20-year-old Salva Ruiz.

His options of regular first-team action at Valencia are understandably limited by the quality Gaya has demonstrated thus far, but his club are keen to see him continue to make solid progress, feeling that a loan will offer that opportunity.

Granada have agreed a season-long loan deal for Salva Ruiz, again without an option to buy clause, with the player now looking likely to be the first-choice option with Los Rojiblancos, which will certainly aid in his further development in the Spanish top-flight, having represented his country at all junior levels internationally.

After departing pre-season training with Valencia at their base in Austria, the two players have now successfully completed their medicals with Granada, whilst wasting no time in getting straight to work with their new manager and team-mates.

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