Valencia striker signs on loan

Last updated : 30 January 2003 By FootyMAD
And, if Ballesta comes through the medical he could go straight into the Wanderer's squad for the crucial match against Birmingham City at the Reebok on Saturday.

"We are delighted that all our hard work has finally paid off, " manager Sam Allardyce told the club's official website,

"Salva's got a proven track record and has a tremendous pedigree in Spain.

"He is strong in the air with a fantastic eye for goal. We are confident he'll score the goals we need to get us out of our current predicament."