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 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 …

#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 …

The Valencia of Lim – is it going in the right direction?

For those of you who have followed us on Twitter you might have witnessed that we at the Chescandinavia board pretty much represent the whole specter of viewpoints when it comes to Valencia, it’s players, Nuno and not least Jorge Mendes. This triggered the idea to ask some questions to our board members to see if we couldn’t together well describe the current situation at the club. – Firstly,what to do you think about the the change in management over summer, with many key people such as Salvo, Rufete and Ayala leaving? Daniel I think it was inevitable. Any new owner with …

Chenews 21.08.2015

Team News ahead of Rayo clash It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t convincing, but Valencia did come away with a 3-1 victory over Monaco in this season’s first official match. Ruben Vezo stepped into the defense and except on one occasion, he really proved he will be no pushover. As Valencia prepare for their league debut, it is without three important players, all suspended as a result of the hard fought victory at Almeria which secured fourth place last season. Gayá, Feghouli and Parejo will all sit this one out, giving room for forced rotations from Nuno, who should have …

#Chenews 30th of July

Valencia are approaching the final stages of preseason as the team is gathered in full in the German location of Kamen. With the return of Otamendi to the squad, Nuno for the first time has the entirety of the team at his disposal, bar the injured Alves and Andre Gomes. Otamendi The Argentine returned as scheduled to Valencia on Sunday and have been the center of focus for many this week. Hope and speculation in British media that the player would refuse to train seem to have been largely based on guesswork. Nuno interestingly went back to his standard 4-3-3 …

#Chenews 12.06.2015

Summer is upon us, and while most of the talk is on transfers, there are also other interesting topics to keep tabs on! We give you the latest all summed up, right here: Who decides? There has been a lot of debate between fans about who really signs players for Valencia. The basis are reports in newspapers as well as the Cadena SER radio station. Some have even gone as far as to say Nuno and Rufete couldn’t stand each other and couldn’t even bring themselves to meet each other. Judging by what we have seen this week, that seems …

Season review 2014/2015 – part 2 – Rufete and the players

We continue our review of the season with Michael (@VCF_Nordic) from Denmark, Daniel Cervera (@Cerverone) from Sweden, Eirik (@EirikSPedersen) and Hans (@mulu83) from Norway and Pål (@paalpot75). “One of the keys to the vast improvement from last year seem to be in the player material. How do you rate Rufete’s contribution to the club?” Eirik: I am not sure about Rufete’s impact by identifying players to buy, but I think he have done an important job when it comes to the final signature on the contract. He is good at convincing players that Valencia is the right club to join. I also think he …

Valencia plays for it’s future in Almería

When Valencia enter Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Saturday 18:30 local time, it is not just about adding three points at the end of a season better than most in recent years. As the final whistle went at Mestalla on Sunday, they had reduced their room for error to the bare minimum. Everything will now hinge at this last game of the season. Peter Lim’s project has so far been far more successful than anyone would have dared believe possible before the season, despite Lay Hoon stating “Success will not come overnight” when she addressed the press back in …