Valencia have reached an agreement to sign Metz goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle at the end of the season according to reports in Spain.

The 20-year-old keeper will be out of contract at Metz at the end of the term.

It is thought the Primera club will loan Butelle to another European club next season, possibly Metz as they already have experienced stopper Andres Palop as back up to Spanish international keeper Santiago Canizares.

However, both are out of contract at the end of next season and Butelle is regarded as the potential long-term successor to Cabnizares.