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 to have a first team squad of 20-21 players and have room for 4-5 canteranos.
Scouting in Florence
Valencia have been present at Fiorentina matches this season to observe Christian Tello. It is not the first time the Barcelona owned player’s name is mentioned as a potential target.
Valencia among clubs after Lucas Pérez
Estadio deportiva ran an article where Valencia was mentioned among several teams willing to pay the player’s clause. Napoli, Sevilla are some of the others.
Radio Kiss Kiss…
…doesn’t sound much like a reliable source, but the Italian radio station claims Valencia have won a race against Napoli, Roma and Juventus to sign the 18-year old Amadou Diawara for 10 million euros.
Bartra clause reduced
Valencia have long had an eye on the Barcelona defender who has never really succeeded at his club. Yesterday it was revealed that his clause would be reduced to 8 million euros due to not fulfilling the minimum number of matches for it to remain at 40 million.
Barcelona want Mustafi
Related to the Bartra news, there is more and more talk of Barcelona interest in Mustafi. With the good relation between Suso Pitarch and the Barcelona sports director, the likelihood of a deal materializing is high enough to think it might happen.
Albiol putting pressure on Napoli
The Valencian’s representation met with De Laurentiis yesterday and reiterated that no offer would be accepted and that he should listen to offers from Valencia, and Valencia only. De Laurentiis asked for some days of consideration, a sign that he is starting to accept the decision of the player. Albiol himself is said to be optimistic about his options of a return to home.
César Sánchez returns
The former Tottenham and Valencia goalkeeper has attained his pro coaching license the last few years and will now return as Pako’s assistant. He was a very important piece around the club as a player and will surely have a very positive influence on the environment.
Rubén Rochina ready to join…
..if given the opportunity. The Valencian playing for Granada was linked to a Valencia move and responded by indicating he would be very happy to join. It is El Chiringuito who claim that there are advanced talks between the clubs.