Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Valencia CF search for defenders
The time that passes by is in no means in favor of Valencia, so by the end of transfer market the team wants to step up and find yet another defensive football player, and one right-side player.
When it comes to defensive reinforcements the first on Valencia's wish list is Raul Albiol who currently plays for Real Madrid, Valencia could, if Madrid agreed to sell pay for him 10 million euros.
However, as things are at Real they will not accept the offer as Mourinho request that the team has four tested defenders.
Second on the wish list of Valencia when it comes to defensive reinforcements is the Argentine Nicolas Pareja who currently performs for Spartak Moscow, but by all accounts his transfer to Valencia will not be coming to fruition because the Russian team for is seeking damages of 15 million euros for him, and this is an amount that Valencia is not ready to pay.
Besides the already mentioned Albiol and Pareja, others on Valencia's list are: Vertonghen (Ajax), Alderweireld (Ajax), Botia (Sporting Gijon), S. Coates (M. Nacional) and Angel Ogabonn (Torino).
According to media reports from Italy Valencia showed great interest in Italy's national team player, the 23-year-old Ogabonna in their ranks who in their ranks want to see Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus and Fiorentina.
Today it also emerged that Valencia's sporting director assistant was in the French league watching the match between Montpellier and Rennes (4-0) and looking for new possible reinforcements.
French media are reporting that Braulio Vazquez arrived in Montpellier in order to monitor performance Kane Biyik ,22-year-old Rennes defender from Cameroon origin.
In addition to Kane Biyik, Braulio has on the list Kevin Théophile-Catherine, also Rennes defender who is 21 years old and is currently a member of the French youth team.
Braulio Vazquez at the same time is looking for reinforcements in the form of the right back. When it comes to this position in Braulio's list there are a few famous names like Beck (Hofenheim), Azpilicueta (Marsellile), Maxi Pereira (Benfica) and Gonul (Fenerbache).
In addition to the aforementioned players to the list of possible reinforcements on the right side for Valencia, Braulio during his stay in France included the name of 23-year-old footballer Garry Bocalya from Montpellier.
In an interview with Valencia CF president Llorente, Valencia CF coach Unai Emery, Valencia CF sporting director said his optimism when it comes to new signings, and he expects all the work around the reinforcements would soon be resolved.
Braulio also confirmed that he has not rejected any possibility for Valencia to bring one player on loan, which he did last season when he got Stankevicius from Sampdoria on loan.