Silly Che – Who leaves? Who stays?

Silly CheThis section of the #SillyChe corner focus on rumors about the players currently at Valencia or owned by Valencia. Here we will try to keep you up to date on who is likely to stay and who is likely to leave.

“A man who fights for coin is loyal only to his purse.”



Confirmed exits:

  • Guillerme Siqueira: Loan end, Valencia confirmed option will not be exercised
  • Eliaquim Mangala: Loan end, Valencia confirmed option will not be exercised
  • Mario Suárez: Loan end, Valencia confirmed option will not be exercised
  • Yoel: Eibar has executed option to buy (0,75m euro)
  • Pablo Piatti: Espanyol will execute option to buy (1,5m euro)
  • Munir: Loan end, Valencia confirmed option will not be exercised
  • Matthew Ryan: Transfer to Brighton and Hove Albion (6 million euro)

Other notes

  • Salva Ruiz: Will play for Mestalla


Group 1 – The Likely Leavers

Robert Ibanez:

ACL injury has kept him off the field this season. Tough competition on the right wing with arguably more talented players like Nacho Gil and Sito. Likely to get a loan to gain confidence and playing time. Depor interested.


As for Robert Ibanez, he faces heavy competition on the right wing. Only a sub for Oviedo this season.

Vinícius Araújo

This acquisition is still a mystery. On loan at Recreativo he has done well, and they may want to keep him

Diego Alves

Makes the list another year. Valencia has an overbooking here, and despite his penalty heroics, it has not been a great season for him. Considered one of the voices in the dressing room that Marcelino might want to let leave to change the dynamic.

Alvaro Negredo

Has to leave due to FFP. There is no place for him alongside Zaza and Mina and he has done reasonably well at a very bad Middlesborough. Should be able to attract interest. Currently Espanyol, WBA and Galatasaray is said to have enquired.

Ruben Vezo

The Portuguese has not had a great season at Granada and does not seem likely to get a place in a new central defence.

Aymen Abdennour

It is no secret Valencia want to sell the Tunisian who has been an enormous disappointment after joining from Monaco.

Enzo Pérez

Again the main argument is FFP and the need for changes in the dressing room as well as the midfield.

Aderlan Santos

Tipped by most to leave, Sao Paulo interested.

Joao Cancelo

Valencia have asked Jorge Mendes to find offers. Rumrs about Juve & Milan.

Group 3 – The Grey Area

Dani Parejo

While Marcelino wants Parejo to stay, he also reportedly said he would not stand in the way if he is suitably replaced. Most likely, he will stay despite the fact that he will compete with Carlos Soler for the place alongside Camacho or another defensive midfielder.

Álvaro Medrán

The still relatively young midfielder has not impressed since joining from Getafe. Might need playing time, but might also stay.

Zakaria Bakkali

Consistently not picked no matter who runs the Valencia ship. Difficult to see as anything more than a sub. Valencia will let him go if there is a decent offer.

José Luis Gayá

Despite Lato’s irruption it would be a sacrilege to let the left back go, but with teams like Manchester City knocking it might till happen.


Joined as the new star and has performed far below expectations. Made himself unpopular with several actions and comments.

Santi Mina

Has won over parts of Mestalla with his work ethics, while losing other parts due to his lack of speed and rigor. 

Group 4 – The Steady Stayers

Ezequiel Garay

After a discrete start he has improved lately. Had his breakthrough with Marcelino at Zaragoza. The central defender most likely to stay


Just joined permanently, so unlikely to leave already.

Nemanja Maksimovic

Regarded a big talent in Serbia after his U20 championship winning goal for his country. Will have recently joined but needs to convince Marcelino.

Jaume Domenech

What a start to the season for the Alicante born goalkeeper. The best under Nuno, saving the team again and again. However, he is not quite at the level of Diego Alves, nor does he have the potential of Matthew Ryan. Offered a new contract.

Nacho Vidal, Sito & Nacho Gil

All have been promised a place in the first team squad

Rodrigo Moreno

Told by Marcelino and Alemany that they count on him for the new season, and he responded positively

Simone Zaza

Just joined permanently from Juventus, favored by Mestalla.

Group 5 –  The You Can’t Touch Thems


There is no way he leaves. New contract with higher clause on the way.

Carlos Soler

Recently agreed to a new contract until 2021 with a clause of 80 million euro.

Martin Montoya

The former Barcelona man has been one of the positives in this past rather depressing season. No reason to sell, and not enough reason for others to buy. Said to be declared “intransferible” by Marcelino



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