Thursday, July 10, 2014
Diego Alves renews till 2019
The goalkeeping role has been up for grabs under recent years at Valencia CF, with both Guaita and Diego Alves fighting it out for the spot. Each had their spell under the reign of different coaches but in the end Diego Alves earned the spot after being one of Valencia's best performers this season. The deal sees Alves remaining at the Mestalla for 5 years till 2019 plus a wage increase.
What happens of Guaita now? Well that depends. An interest in Jan Oblak of Benfica and willingness to pay his 20 million euros buy-out clause (dependent on Lim buying the club) would have Guaita certainly looking for a way out. However, Atletico Madrid took advantage in the delay of the sale (which could now go all the way to the end of July) to beat Valencia and sign Oblak to replace Chelsea-bound Courtois. Guaita is still no short of suitors however, with Sevilla (to compete with Beto) and Real Sociedad (to replace Bravo) both reportedly interested. Watching Jaume from the Mestalla B team, he looks ready to replace Guaita should he decide to leave.