The fallen hero

Paco Alcácer, or Alcàsser as he seemed to have no issue with being named by the Catalan press. I can’t remember exactly when I heard about him for the first time. It couldn’t have been much after he joined the younger teams at Valencia from his childhood club Torrent. I remember writing bout this goal machine prodigy that broke all records when it came to precisely that; scoring goals. He was the Valencian hope for the future. He was the next David Villa. Unlike that eternal #7, who has shown a love towards the club that few match, Paco, for …

Andre Gomes to Barca; Why he needed to go & why Valencia fans are still angry

At 23:32 Thursday 21st of July, lightning struck from Barcelona to Valencia. Out of nowhere, the Catalans officially confirmed the signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia. It marked a surprising and unexpected end to a story that started already last season. According to COPE, one of Spain’s big radio stations, Real Madrid were certain only an hour before that they would indeed be the ones to sign the Portueguese Euro champion. Rumors of a deal had started the night before, and it had even leaked that there were negotiations around players. Aledgedly the player discussion came because Valencia sought to …

#CheNews June 14th

Suso finally has funds to make bids It is Plaza Deportiva that today claims sources at the club reveal that Suso now is finally in posession of the funds to start making official bids. The sources affirm that Valencia has now started the process of making it’s interest formal for several players. The paper also opens the possibility of some transfers already being “done” and just waiting for execution. Suso is looking for two defenders, a midfielder, a winger and a striker of which the latter is the lowest priority and may have to wait until the end of the …

#CheNews June 11th

It’s time for another round of CheNews! Well, actually it’s been time for a while but like Adil Rami we need to go off and dance elsewhere sometimes. Today we are back to perform however and we hope you enjoy this edition! Barcelona joins the Andre Gomes fanclub Just as Juventus realized old Italian ladies can’t attract young handsome Portuguese men, Barcelona has emerged as a competitor to the rumored interest from Mouchester United. The interest is documented from both sister cities and as Suso Pitarch met Jorge Mendes in Portugal it increasingly looks as the Portuguese will be the …

Weekend #Chenews June 4th

Jaume heading for renewal Jaume Domenech who played himself into the hearts of Valencianistas in the beginning of this season have been offered a renewed and improved contract by the club. He is at this point in time the only goalie who has been guaranteed his continued career by Valencia, while the two others; Matthew Ryan and Diego Alves are on the market. Filip Kostic the alternative to Cheyshev Valencia have now confirmed their interest in the 12-15 million rated Stuttgart winger. Having joined the relegated Germans for 6 million, his performances have increased the value, however Valencia and his …

#CheNews June 2nd

Valencia interest in Filip Kostic is real All the major outlets in the city seem to have been affirmed by the club that the interest for the left winger is indeed real. The Serbian is now held up as an alternative to Denis Cherysev who sames to have made up his mind on a move to Villarreal over Valencia. Halilovic off the radar? Reports were coming in yesterday that the young Croat was no longer on the Valencia list after a series of requirements from his representation seemed not to go down well with Valencia. Among the demands was a …

#Chenews May 30th

Raúl Albiol still waiting for Napoli to agree to negotiate The defender has long had an agreement with Valencia over a 4-year deal but De Laurentiis is yet to agree to him leaving. His agent spoke to the Napoli president last week and is awaiting feedback to make the move happen. Ignacio Camacho too expensive, but Suso has a plan Valencia have found the now fully Malaga owned player too expensive at 20 million euros, but is looking into the possibility of a player exchange deal. According to Plaza, Valencia have a deal with the player to wait until Valencia …

#CheNews May 28th

Enzo Pérez and Negredo to leave Pako Ayestarán yesterday revealed on Levante TV that two of the biggest signings ever by Valencia will now leave. One of the reasons is said to be their influence (“toxic leadership”) in dressing room according to among others, Superdeporte. Valencia have focus on building a club culture and wants players pulling in the same direction. Pako confirms Lato and Soler for preseason In a chat with fans yesterday, Pako was aksed about the two youngsters and duly confirmed the two will form part of the first team squad. Valencia’s plan for the season is …

#Chenews May 27th

Operation Revolution Suso and Ayestarán have already decided which players are to be transferred, which could be transferred and which are a necessity to keep. First on the transferable list is “the bomb” Álvaro Negredo who is looking to either return to the Premier League or Serie A. Enzo Pérez, Abdennour, Piatti along with the loaned out Yoel, Salva Ruiz, Orban, Robert Ibañez, Fede Cartabia & De Paul are all high up. “That F?%&# neighbour”… …is a Norwegian song about Swedes, but it could also well be used to describe Villarreal’s meddling with Valencia transfer business. Both clubs are after Denis …

Will Lim’s learnings lead Valencia back on the path?

It has been hard to find motivation and contents to write about Valencia this season. Somehow you feel you have said it all before; wrong appointments, lack of this and that, unmotivated players and so on and so forth. Now that the doomsday drums have silenced somewhat after securing our spot in La Liga this season, it is however maybe time to take a step back and put some things in perspective. Recently, the BBC documentary on Sir Alex Ferguson was broadcasted on Norwegian TV, and one bit really stuck with me; He knew that for Manchester United to succeed, it …