Francesco Tavano joined Valencia from Empoli for the exaggerated figure 10 millions of euros. Endorsed by compatriot, legendary left-back Amadeo Carboni, who had just retired as Valencia player and had spent a few days shipments lawn to serve as Sporting Director club Valencia. The truth is that the signing of his compatriot was not the best of its operations for the year remained at the forefront of the sports management of Valencia as Italian striker, It was a disastrous signing on par with expensive.
Born in 1979, He had 27 when he came to Valencia in the summer of 2006. Started bad thing, since his move, He not likes Quique Sanchez Flores, club coach at the time. In fact, this operation was the beginning of many differences between Carboni and coach which ended up costing the position to Italian 2007. Tavano meanwhile arrived after being the top scorer in Serie B Empoli and in the maximum Italian category, Serie A season where 2005/06, He had marked 17 goals.
With this outlook and its high price slab things it looks bad and it was. He debuted in November 2006, many months after he arrived and departed in December, in the winter after playing 44 minutes in three league games in which he left deputy and two other times in European competition. Valencia ceded it to Rome and then went to Livorno 6 millions confirming a ruinous operation, one of many in that decade and led over the years to the Valencian club a difficult situation.