Valencia star David Silva has backed the club's pursuit of Racing Santander centre-forward Nikola Zigic.

Silva declared: "We are always prepared to receive with open arms any new teammate who comes to help us.

"Last season Zigic was very good, he seems to me to be a great player and if he comes he would contribute many good things.

"He is very tall, he towers over me. But he also surprises me because he plays very well with the ball at his feet."