Season has ended, but Valencia fans rarely can relax throughout the summer.
First, the recently opened season-ticket sales. After the first 2 weeks of the campaign “SÍ”, Valencianistas have indeed said “YES” with more than 17.000 renewals & 3.000 sign-ups.
Rufete has been threatened as the sports-director, since coach Nuno wants control over the academy and transfers – Rulli-Vietto-Vidal-Kouyate-Song have all been subject to Rufete’s interest but them denied by Nuno. Last night, it was reported in the radio program Sillas Gol that Rufo had told his closest friends about his desires to leave Valencia. Even the more reliable Valencian media are beginning to take a more active role pro Rufete. These conflicts are to be continued…
On a happier note, little Nayra has been successfully heart operated in USA. Wonderful news for the family and all Valencia fans in a difficult time.
Imbula seems to be the key determinator for Rufete. The strong midfielder is heavily linked to Inter, but Valencia president Salvo recently insisted that he would be willing to seal a deal in Marseille, if allowed by Peter Lim.
OtaSaga. Nicolás Otamendi is playing Copa América as a regular, but focus for most Valencia fans seems to be outside the field. Last night, the central defender posted another tweet with a Manchester United player, while his agent should be in Spain to negotiate on the €50M clause. However, Peter Lim does not want to release the beast for less.
Celta Vigo midfielder Augusto Fernández is so liked by Nuno that head-scout Ayala actually has been in negotiation with his fellow-Argentinian, but La SER report it is over now. The story seems strange, considering that no such rumors have been mentioned earlier, and why would the new rich Valencia negotiate over a €6.5M clause? La SER were looking to play on Rufete-Nuno conflicts.
Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller seems to be the newest addition as Diego Alves’ replacement, according to usually reliable BILD from Germany. This follows the heavy doubts about the priorities, Keylor & Rulli, who are rumored heel-injured and staying in Real Sociedad respectively.